Growing cabbage is a great plant to grow for home gardeners due to its versatility in culinary use, nutritional value, and relatively low maintenance requirements.


01 Rich in Nutrients

02 Rich in Antioxidants

03 High in Fiber

Cabbage Health Benefits 

04 Heart Healthy

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When to Plant Cabbage Seeds

1. Cabbage is a cool-season crop that thrives when temps are in the 40s, 50, and 60s.

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2. To get a head start on your cabbage growing season, start cabbage plants indoors about 6-8 weeks before your final frost date in spring or 4-8 weeks before the average first frost in the fall.

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3. You can also directly sow seeds in the garden 4-6 weeks before your last frost in the spring. Soil should be workable and above 45°F. In the fall, wait until your temps start dropping.

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How to Plant Cabbage Seeds

Brassica plants like cabbage are easy to grow from seed.

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Step 1

Prepare your growing medium for planting. If you’re direct sowing seeds, add a 2- to 3-inch layer of fresh compost to the top of the planting area. If you’re starting cabbage seeds indoors, fill your seed trays to the top with pre-moistened seed starting mix.

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Step 2

Use a dibber or a chopstick to make shallow holes in the soil or in the center of each seed starting cell. Cabbage seeds only need to be planted ¼” deep, which is not very deep at all.  If you’re direct sowing, space your seeds about 12 inches.

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Step 3

Water the planting area gently and keep seeds moist until they germinate (which usually takes 7 to 12 days). If you’re starting seeds indoors, use a water bottle to gently spray water on the soil surface and water your seed tray from the bottom to avoid displacing seeds.

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Swipe up below to learn more about what types of cabbages to grow, where to grow your cabbage plants, how to start by seed or transplant, how to care for your plants and how to harvest cabbage. 

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