[gardeners] Cabbage varieties

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 22:21:05 +0000

Less glamorous than tree peonies.....

I am having trouble growing a decent head of cabbage. Spring planted ones 
are often less than successful here in Atlanta. Fall ones are supposed to 
do better. Mine never have. They don't seem to develop quickly.

I'd sure appreciate any pointers....particularly recommendations re 
varieties for setting out in late summer for Fall crop. Our first freeze 
is rarely before Nov 10. And all my cole crops overwintered last year (it 
was really mild). We are 7b but last few years have acted very much like 
zone 8a.

I can provide decent soil, good light....but either I have a black thumb 
when it comes to cabbage or I have yet to find a decent variety. Savoy 
types were a complete bust. Early Jersey ditto. Stonehead is sitting like 
a lump at present.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b