How to grow winter and savoy cabbage
Regularly sow winter and savoy cabbage seed 0.5cm deep in pots or straight into seedbed. Transplant to 50cm apart (close spacing is fine for smaller-headed varieties) and plant firmly, adding a general organic fertiliser.
Earth-up in autumn by pulling soil around the stems and firm any plants loosened by wintry weather. Remove any yellowing leaves.
Harvesting and using winter and savoy cabbage
Cut hardy varieties as needed after the heart of compact leaves is form. Cut hearted white and red varieties before a frost. Store winter and savoy cabbages on slatted shelves in a dry shed.
Tips for growing winter and savoy cabbage
- Slugs love cabbage so keep your young plants well protected.
- Keep cabbage netted to protect from cabbage white butterflies.