Cabbages to sow now?

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Cabbages to sow now?
« on: June 08, 2018, 18:21 »
Hi all, could anyone recommend a good (pref) red cabbage to sow now for overwintering?,I know its late but got space available soon (polytunnel and outside) and really fancy me some red cabbage.
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Re: Cabbages to sow now?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 21:08 »
I'm overwintering some January King outside this year and under double cover in the tunnel I'll have a couple of Red Rodeo.



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Re: Cabbages to sow now?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 21:19 »
I have just sown Lodero, which is a mid sized, club root resistant sort, and they germinated in four days, which is promising.
They overwintered well last year despite the rain and cold
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Re: Cabbages to sow now?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 21:58 »
Looking at the Mr Fothergill's catalogue, Tinty can also be sown in June - it's a pointed head red cabbage.
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Re: Cabbages to sow now?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 08:30 »
Do not grow cabbages now, as have plenty locally who do and I swap other vegetables for them.
But a successful summer sown red cabbage that I grew for a number of years matured quickly was Ruby perfection.
I got the seeds in France, but it was the same supplier as Marshalls.
I sowed them in May and June outdoors and replanted them spaced a foot apart when they had about three sets of leaves. They grew quick and were mature in September and October.
Very tasty too.


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