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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Summer cabbages Reply with quote

What varieties of summer cabbage are people planting now? I put my first batch of plants out yesterday - Wheeler's Imperial and Derby Day; Greyhound should be ready for planting out in about a fortnight and Winnigstadt just ready for pricking out now into modules.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just stick to my old tried and tested 'primo'. Hearts up very tight and keeps and stores very well.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greyhound sown outdoors for me already.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the local hardware/garden shop this morning and saw trays of greyhound plants. Would they be a good one to plant? I hadn't heard of them before today and now I've heard of them twice in one day!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Red cabbage Reply with quote

what about red cabbage ? can that be bought as sseds or seedlings ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
I was in the local hardware/garden shop this morning and saw trays of greyhound plants. Would they be a good one to plant? I hadn't heard of them before today and now I've heard of them twice in one day!!


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what about red cabbage ? can that be bought as sseds or seedlings ?


Any good Michael196? .... http://www.seedaholic.com/cabbage-january-king-no-3.html

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

red cabbage seedlings can be got at good garden centres but it is far too early yet to be readily available. either grow them yourself or get them late. They are winter hardy and more closely related to coleslaw types than other types. They are extremely hardy but require a long growing season to produce a firm head.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've jusy pricked out some Winnigstadt. They're an unusual cabbage in that they come between Summer and Winter cabbages. They're more like Autumn cabbages, but I grow them primarily for the flavour - they're delicious!
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