Grow Heirloom Cabbages – Plant Red Express Cabbage Seeds
Super early, open-pollinated red cabbage cuts your gardening to harvest time dramatically! Dense, solid, and oval heads display stunning purple leaves protecting the dark red cabbage head beneath. Bred for Northern US but does well in all zones.
Name:Cabbage Seeds – Red Express
Botanical Name:Brassica oleracea
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
Planting Season:Cool Season
Plant Type:Leafy Green Vegetable, Leafstalk Vegetable
Features:Heirloom, Container Garden, Good for Microgreens
Fruit Size:2-4 Pound Head, Dense & Solid Oval Heads
Days to Maturity:60-65 Days
Plant Height:12 inches
Plant Spacing:18-24 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors
Seeds per Pound:128, 000
Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Grow Red Express Cabbage
When to Plant Cabbage Seeds
Cabbage seeds should be started inside around 6-8 weeks before the last frost in the Spring. Harden them off and then transplant them outside 2-3 weeks before your last expected frost.
Where to Plant Cabbage Seeds
Choose an area in your garden that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight. The soil should be well-draining with a pH balance of 6.5 – 6.8.
How to Plant Cabbage Seeds
Plant seeds 1/2″ deep in your soil. Space out your plants about 12″, enough to give them room to grow. If transplanting, space your plants about 24 inches apart for larger heads, or closer for smaller heads.
How to Harvest Cabbage
You can harvest your cabbage as soon as the head is firm all the way through when you squeeze it.
*Cabbage is a heavy feeder, so it takes more nutrients from the soil than normal. Avoid planting cabbage by tomatoes, strawberries and broccoli to ensure that they grow to their full potential.