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Cabbage Seeds

Cabbage Seeds (Spring Hero F1)

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Cabbage Seeds - Description

  • Pack of Cabbage Seeds
  • Variety: Spring Hero
  • Spring Cabbage
  • Packet Size: 115 Seeds
  • Type: Ballhead
  • White Heart Cabbage
  • Versatile Cabbage
  • Grown For Spring Greens or Left Into Summer to Produce Solid Heads
  • Versatile Cabbage, For All Year Round Cropping
  • F1 Hybrid: First Generation of Controlled Cross Pollination

Cabbage Seeds - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow: July / August
  • Protect early sown seedlings using garden cloche
  • Keep young crops protected over the Winter months
  • Can be harvested in Spring through to Winter
  • Or allow grow over Summer to form dense hearts
  • Prefers a fertile, well drained soil
  • Harvest: Spring or into Summer

Cabbage Seeds - Uses

  • Cabbage can be used in a variety of cooking dishes

Cabbage Seeds - Advantages

  • This is a hardy vegetable
  • Likes heavy soils
  • A versatile crop - can be used for Spring greens or Summer hearts
  • Can be over Wintered
  • Easy to grow

Cabbage Seeds - Notes

  • Caterpillars, birds and other pests can be a problem
  • Add garden lime to acidic soils to raise pH & protect against club root

Index

  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Prick Out
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions

  • Autumn & summer cabbages are sown in mid spring
  • Sow undercover in February in plug trays
  • Can be sown directly outdoors from March to July
  • Fill plug tray with compost, soak compost
  • Place two seeds per plug
  • Germination take roughly 2 weeks
  • Keep in a warm location (min 10°C)
  • Thin or prick out to one seed per plug once seedlings emerge

How to Prick Out

  • Pricking out is a process of thining out & transplanting young seedlings
  • This can be done as soon as seedlings are large enough to handle
  • Water before pricking out
  • Using a dibber or pen to lift the young seedlings from the soil
  • Hold the seedlings leaves - never hold by the stem
  • Once seedling is free of the soil, replant it in it's own new plug
  • Ensure the seedling's root is planted deep into the plug tray
  • Firm in seedlings well

How to Transplant

  • Transplant seedlings once they are roughly 7cm in height
  • Prepare soil prior to transplanting & soak well
  • Space plants 40cm apart
  • When planting, be sure to plant deep enough
  • Avoid soil that can become waterlogged or has dried out completely
  • Cabbages prefer fertile, heavy clay soils
  • Dig over soil in the previous season, adding well rotted organic matter
  • Dig to a depth of 1 1/2 ft, removing any stones and perennial weed roots
  • Rake and level soil

Crop Maintenance

  • Earth up if top heavy
  • Feed with nitrogen based feed during season
  • Weed well until established
  • Keep young plants well watered until established
  • Cover crops to protect against pigeons

Harvesting

  • Cabbage should mature within a few months
  • Water well the week before harvest
  • Harvest Summer cabbages from June to October
  • You can remove outer leaves as you need them
  • Or harvest the entire cabbage by cutting the head at ground level
  • Leave roots in the soil as they can sometimes re-grow

Storage

  • Will keep in the fridge for short term storage
  • For longer term, store in a cool dark area for 3 to 4 months

Pests & Diseases

  • Important to protect against birds, especially pigeons
  • Bird protection in the form of netting is best
  • Slugs are a major problem - barriers such as eggshells, coarse sand, ash & copper can control problem
  • Caterpillars also a problem, set up netting early to keep butterflies off your crops
  • The fungal disease clubroot is a serious ailment of cabbage
  • Effects on cabbage: Yellow wilting leaves and stunts growth
  • Other pests and diseases include black rot, cabbage root fly and frost
  • Important to rotate crops every year

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
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  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
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    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
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  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
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  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
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  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

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  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded

Terms

  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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