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Grown even in the roman days, cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables grown for cooking and other uses around the world. The leafy vegetable is part of the brassica genus, and it grows best in partial shade, in firm, fertile free draining soil. Cabbage comes in a variety of green shades, as well as purple or red. The shape of the head varies as well. In about 60-70 days you could be able to harvest your cabbage depending on the variety.
On this Uganda plant guide we share some useful info about growing Cabbages in Africa, including;
You also have the opportunity to ask the plant guide questions about growing cabbages in Uganda.
cabbages are normally classified according to the duration of time they take to mature;
Early cabbages- these include golden Acer which matures in 65 days, and red express which matures in 63 days.
Midseason types these include baby cabbage which takes about 71 days to grow.
And lastly is the late season types like Red cabbage which looks like the Red Acer and takes 75 days to mature.
Fertilize your plants when growing especially after transplanting and then add nitrogen when the cabbage is half grown.
Always weed your cabbage vegetable garden as the need arises to control grass and other weeds because cabbage is a shallow rooted crop, and its cultivation is shallow.
Chemicals are available for weed control and generally perform very satisfactorily.
Cabbages are harvested by cutting through the stem; just above ground level with a sharp knife. If you want to get the highest yields, cut the cabbage's head when it is solid (firm to hand pressure), but before it cracks or splits when head are matures.
Sudden heavy rains may cause cabbage heads to crack or split wide open.
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