How To Grow Cabbages In Your Home Garden? 8 Tips To Follow
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If you could grow cabbage at home, wouldn't that be incredible? You could certainly produce cabbage in the comfort of your own home after reading this article. "Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education," as Mark Twain once remarked. People no longer think so negatively of cabbage. This resilient crop is a wonderful addition to any garden since it is high in nutrients and antioxidants.

There are several ways to prepare cabbage: stir-frying, steaming, baking, shredding it into a slaw, etc. By growing these vegetables with care, you may even enjoy cabbages all year round with a little bit of preparation.

Cabbage Planting Guide

Here's how you can grow cabbages in your home garden:

Proper Planting Site

For your cabbage, pick a sunny area in the garden with well-drained soil. Planting close to other Brassica species—like broccoli—should be avoided since they may attract the same pests and infections. Cabbage may also be grown in containers; however, the yield may be lower.

Ideal Spacing And Depth

Sow seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch. Plants should be spaced 18 inches to 2 feet apart. A support system won't be required. Larger heads will often come from more room.

Direct Sunlight

Cabbage thrives in full sun, which is around six hours in direct sunlight most days. However, it can also withstand some shade, particularly in warm areas. 

Soil Quality

Loamy, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter, is ideal for growing cabbage. Before planting, incorporate some compost into the ground. Additionally, the ideal pH range for soil is slightly acidic to neutral.

Proper Watering

For cabbage to grow crisp and juicy heads, the soil must be consistently wet. A bitter flavour or malformed heads may be the effect of irregular watering. To keep the soil somewhat damp but never wet, water is required. It should only take around an inch of water every week, but if your soil drains very quickly, you may need more. Mulching the area surrounding your cabbage can aid in keeping the soil wet.


The ideal temperature range for cabbage to grow is between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius. In the event that the temperature falls below 7 degrees Celsius, cover your plants. Additionally, as the temperature rises to 27 degrees Celsius or above, cabbage will begin to suffer. As long as the soil moisture requirements of cabbage are satisfied, humidity usually poses no problem.

Organic Fertiliser

Cabbage is a dense feeder. To maintain the rich soil after planting, apply a side dressing of compost every few weeks. Alternatively, use an organic vegetable fertiliser that has an equal distribution of potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Observe the label's directions for the fertiliser.


The pollination of cabbage plant flowers is aided by bees and other pollinators. On the other hand, if you cultivate cabbage as an annual, your plants won't develop pollinator-dependent flower spikes. They appear in the second year of the plant.