Spring Green Cabbage April Organic 10 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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We have a bit of a love, hate relationship with cabbage in the Uk. Many people will have memories of soggy, boiled cabbage, but this delicious leafy vegetable has so much to offer. The slightly bitter taste of this vegetable pairs well with lots of dishes and coking methods. Slice it into narrow strips and combine with carrots and mayonnaise to create a homemade coleslaw. You could also gently fry it with some garlic for a simple, but delicious warm salad. This wonderful vegetable isn’t one to ignore and should be a serious consideration for any serious kitchen gardener.
How to grow Cabbage at home
The cabbage is a member of the brassica family of plants, and you need to be careful to to plant other brassicas (broccoli, brussels sprouts) in the same soil for multiple years are it will become less fertile. You should plant your cabbages in a well-draining soil that receives full sun throughout the day. To increase your chances of bigger cabbages, treat the soil with a high-nitrogen fertilizer. Water the plant well to keep the soil moist but not wet. Avoid watering the leaves directly as it may increase the hances of sunburn.
How do you harvest cabbages?
Over time the cabbage will emerge from the ground and will slowly grow in size. When it reaches the size you want, and it is firm to the touch you can harvest by cutting the stem just above ground level. If you cut a small cross in the stem after harvesting you will increase your chance of producing a second, smaller cabbage.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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