Market Early" is a Ferry Morse seed that produces early, 2 to
3 pound Cabbage heads. It's excellent for the table and sauerkraut.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: Cabbage is a
cool season crop the can be planted early in the season. For
growing cabbage we'll start with transplants. Space transplants
18" to 24" apart in rows 20" to 36" apart,
depending on final size of the cultivar.
Plant seed 1" deep, 3" to
4"apart in rows 20" - 36" apart. Thin or transplant
seedlings to 18" - 24" apart if necessary. Keep the soil
moist but not soggy until the seeds germinate. After germination
water the Cabbage seedlings as needed. Mulch plants when they are 4" to 6"
tall to keep the soil cool and to retain moisture.
Harvesting: Cabbage heads
are ready to harvest when they are full and firm.
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: Ruby
Perfection 85 days, Chieftan 88 days, Stonehead 100 days.