Re: [gardeners] Cabbage varieties

John Harman (
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 15:29:00 +1000 (EST)

On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Catharine Vinson wrote:

> 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

	Sounds like nutrition. Cabbages like plenty of nitrogen and water,
like most leaf veges. Naturally they'll be slower in cooler months. Most
are best grown from spring to autumn in temperate areas.