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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: storing cabbages Reply with quote

Due to bad planning we have quite a few large stone head cabbages ready to eat. However we are worried they will get over ready and be wasted. Can they be stored at all? We also have some savoy cabbages that seem to be heating up nicely. Can these be stored at all or should we leave them in ground and harvest when needed?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably best to harvest as required, however winter cabbage can be cut around the end of autumn,remove the outer leaves and store in boxes or crates nestled in straw or shredded paper. If kept cool and dry they should store well until spring. You can also freeze or pickle cabbage or even make sauerkraut Wink Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cabbage grown and maturing at this time of year will not store well as the water content is far too high.
it goes back to better planning using the right varieties and sowing dates.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I figured we had got it a bit wrong, will cut when needed. Definitely going to plan it all out better next year. Smile
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