To grow cabbage, start the plants off indoor sand then transplant them outside a few weeks before the last frost date. Place them in rowsÂ 12 to 24 inches apart and make sure the ground isÂ kept moist. An alternate method is to purchase cabbage plants as transplants from a local grower or plant and garden store.
Cabbage plants are similar to broccoli and cauliflower, but these plants should not be planted together because the soil will quickly lose its nutrients. There are just a few things one must remember in order to successfully grow cabbage.
Step 1: Start the plants indoors at the right time of year
Cabbage plants grow best in cold weather. Start them from seed indoors at about 6 to 8 weeks before the final frost in spring. Midsummer late crops can be grown as well. These are primarily used for winter storage. Sow the seeds about a quarter of an inch deep and 2 inches apart, and keep the soil moist and the plants warm.
Step 2: Replant the baby plants outside
Move the plants outside about a week before the final frost when they have three leaves. Plant them in the garden slightly deeper than they were in the house. The plants should be in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart, and there should be a distance of 6 to 12 inches between plants. Mulch helps to keep the soil moist.