I love a good cabbage, don’t you? After all, they are one of the most musical vegetables around (think about it).
They are easy to grow and take little maintenance other than keeping the cabbage moths off them early in autumn. I use a derris dust to knock off any caterpillars before the decimate the seedlings.
Once winter arrives, the only other pests are slugs, and they only eat the outer leaves. The head grows large and tight without a scratch or hole.
Here is a nice green cabbage that Kim picked for tonights dinner. It wasn’t massive, but it was firm and ready to eat. They will grow bigger in the next few weeks.
And here is our cabbage patch. Sorry, no dolls hidden in there.
Ben and I fertilize once a fortnight with weed and worm wee tea. It is nitrogen rich, and is just what leafy greens need to grow large. The great thing about planting green and red cabbage is that the green matures first then later on in winter when you run out of green, the red is ready to harvest in time for a nice coleslaw salad in spring.
As they get larger, we will be making some sauerkraut this year so it will be ready for the summer. Kim is not sure if she likes it, but I am going to give it a go anyway. Great for barbeques when the weather heats up.
Anyway, who else has a bounty of cabbages growing in their garden? What do you feed them?