How to Sow Cabbage Seeds

Planting cabbage can be a great therapy – it can relieve stress and it can also be rewarding, especially when harvest time is come.  But before imagining healthy cabbage heads in your mind, you should first learn how to sow cabbage seeds.

Once you have chosen the site and have prepared the soil for your cabbage plants, begin my thinly sowing the seeds in drills – about half an inch deep and six inches between rows.

Cover the seeds with soil.  Use a fine spray when watering them and remember to keep the soil moist.

Once you have seen the cabbage seeds germinate and have sprout an inch in height from the ground, you may thin out the seedlings to around three inches apart in rows.  Now, why should you do this?  This would prevent overcrowding which would eventually make your cabbage spindly and weak.

When you cabbage plants are about six inches tall, have developed five to six leaves, and it’s early August to late in September, you can plant them out where they would stay until harvest time.

Take note to water the soil a day before planting them to their permanent place.

When transplanting, make sure to plant your cabbage a little deeper than when you did when they were just seeds.  They should be positioned about six inches apart in rows.  There should be a gap of around 12 inches in between rows.

To make sure your cabbage plants have enough nutrients, use seaweed fertilizer on the soil while they are growing.

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