Autumn gardening is an absolute pleasure, especially in our beautiful warm climate, and this is a wonderful time to plant vitamin rich Cabbages.

Cabbages can either be grown from seed & transplanted out, or you can buy them as seedlings. Either way they love a rich soil and lots of direct sunlight. Choose a good sunny position, and dig into the soil generous quantities of 5 in 1 Organic Plant Food. Sprinkle the 5 in 1 onto the soil at about 2-3cm deep and then dig this into the top 10cm of soil. Give the soil a good watering before planting.

When planting out, space them about 60cm apart (approximately 2 feet) and give them a good watering.

Cabbages are heavy feeders and do well with regular liquid fertilising. Apply SeaMax® Fish & Kelp Liquid Fertiliser every week over the foliage & drench the soil. Not only will this promote better growth, but it will also help protect the Cabbages from pests & disease.

Now the trick for delicious Cabbages is to water them regularly and don't let them dry out. If they dry out for extended periods of time, they loose their delicious flavour and become a bit hard and tough.

Cabbages are ready to harvest once the heads feel hard and firm. Cut the head away from the main stem using a clean, sharp knife, and then wash the cabbage clean. Now your lovely cabbages are ready for eating, or you can store them in the fridge for later.

Checklist for delicious Cabbages

• Prepare soil with 5 in 1 Organic Plant Food
• Plant 60cm apart
• Fertilise weekly with SeaMax® Fish & Kelp
• And harvest when heads feel hard and firm

Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.

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