Bonnie Plants Hybrid Cabbage 19.3 oz
Bonnie Plants Hybrid Cabbage 19.3 oz
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Bonnie Plants Hybrid Cabbage 19.3 oz

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Bonnie’s best cabbage grows large, round, flavorful blue-green heads. Well suited to the South as a spring and fall cabbage and in the North as a summer cabbage.

Resistant to Fusarium yellows and tolerant of black rot.

  • Light Full sun
  • Head size 5 to 7 pounds
  • Matures 75 days
  • Plant spacing 24 inches apart
  • Plant size 18 inches tall, 24 inches wide

Planting: Space 18 to 24 inches apart, depending on type. (Read the stick tag that comes with the plant for specific spacing recommendations.)

Soil requirements: Provide well-drained, nutrient-rich soil that’s high in organic matter. Work 3 or more inches of organic matter into planting beds.

Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season. Typically, established cabbage plants need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week—supplied through rainfall or irrigation. Add mulch to help maintain consistent soil moisture.

Frost-fighting plan: Cabbage tolerates hard frosts (below 28ºF). Cabbages that experience hard freezes won’t store as well, though, so harvest before temps dip below 28ºF if you plan to store heads in a refrigerator or root cellar for any length of time.

Harvesting: Harvest heads when they’re firm and feel solid. Immediately harvest any heads that crack or split. Cut heads from the base of the plant.

Storage: Refrigerate unwashed heads in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Flavor and odor become stronger as storage progresses. Use Savoy cabbage within a few days of harvest.

The trick to growing cabbage is steady, uninterrupted growth. That means rich soil, plenty of water, and good fertilization.

Quick Guide to Growing Cabbage

  • Plant spring cabbage 4 weeks before the last frost.
  • Space your cabbage according to the guidelines on the plant tag, in an area that gets 6 or more hours of sun. Plant 1 to 2 inches deep in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.5 to 6.8.
  • Improve native soil conditions by mixing in several inches of compost or other rich organic matter.
  • Protect new plants from cold weather by planting them through black plastic, which will help keep the soil warm.
  • Water regularly by giving plants 1 to 1.5 inches of water weekly.
  • Before planting, give cabbage a continuous food supply by mixing a slow-release plant food into the soil.
  • Lay down a 3-inch layer of mulch to help retain moisture and keep weeds at bay.
  • Harvest cabbage when the head is firm.