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A leafy herbaceous green vegetable. The plant is cabbage like with curly or straight loose blue-green or purple leaves. Prolific in Northern Europe because of its tolerance to cold. Plant out the seedlings in 2cm holes 45 cm apart. Sow the flat leafed variety from seed as they do not tolerate transplanting.
  • Brassica Care

    • Add some lime to the soil as Brassica`s prefer an alkaline soil
    • Ensure the soil after diggging over is firmed in. You can walk up and down the soil to compact it down
    • Keep soil moist but not to wet
    • Cover crops to prevent pests such as Cabbage White Butterfly (a builders debris netting is often used)
    • a high nitrogen feed (chicken manire pellets) when planting and again early september will increase crop size
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