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This is my first year to grow cabbage, so this may be a dumb question. How do I know when they are ready to harvest? I have a couple that are still pretty small but the others are getting good sized. Thanks!
 

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Just like Mistletoad said. Squeeze on that head of cabbage and it should feel very firm. It will get tighter than a fiddle string! Enjoy that cabbage :) Take Care.
 

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Piggybacking on this thread. It has been years since I have grown cabbage.

Any recommendations on a smallish quick growing, raw eating variety? F1 or OP, no matter.

I would rather buy a pack of seed and grow a few, instead of accepting the greenhouse variety.

Thanks.
 

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Piggybacking on this thread. It has been years since I have grown cabbage.

Any recommendations on a smallish quick growing, raw eating variety? F1 or OP, no matter.

I would rather buy a pack of seed and grow a few, instead of accepting the greenhouse variety.

Thanks.
I'm trying Stonehead (F1) this year. Smallish, 3-4 lbs, short cored,51 days, per the catalog listing. Tried a small one off the rack last year--and I threw away the pkt, so don't remember the name----but it was too green, too loose, and too soft for crispy cole slaw. Hoping this season will be a winner.

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Jung's Cabbage Babies Triplet Hybrid Blend is one of the best early mixes that I've found. They don't take up much space and only run up to about 1½ pounds. Mix of red, green, and savoy.

Martin
 
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