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Growing Cabbage (continued page 3)

Harvesting and Storing Cabbage
Cabbages are ready for harvesting when the hearts are firm.  Lift the entire plant with a fork and cut the roots off at a later stage, or, cut the stem just above the base of the lower leaves, and discard the outer leaves which are too coarse for eating.  Mature cabbages with a good firm heart, and in good condition, can be stored in a cool, airy frost proof shed for several weeks.

Place the cabbages on a rack made of wood or chicken wire, do not stack them on the ground.  Once the cabbages have been cut and stored, the crop has now finished and the ground can be cleared..

Pests and Diseases

Disease / Pest


Cabbage root fly Stunted growth especially if infected as seedlings. Discoloured leaves which wilt. Roots are black and rotten.

Club root The first signs of infection are wilting. blueish leaves and a dying plant.

Cabbage Caterpillars Holes in the leaves

Wirestem Rotting stems on seedlings

Cabbage Whitefly White larva on undersides of the leaves and distorted leaves




Name: Tom
E-mail: Private
Date posted: August 19, 2011 - 03:45 pm
Message: I planted a row of tomatos down the center of a 40" wide raised bed. I planted a row of cabbage down both sides of the same bed. All seemed to be ok until I harvested the cabbage and found "dirty" looking leaves all the way through the cabbage. Don't know what it is...dirt or disease? Any help???

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Date posted: June 12, 2011 - 06:10 am
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Name: tendai
Date posted: January 07, 2011 - 12:37 am
Message: used to have a beautiful cabbage andbrocoll garden .my plants are loosing chlorophl ,startindg with a thin plastic layer over the leaf and finally drying up the leaffeel like uprooting my whole garden but love it so much.pse advise causes and solutions

Name: ochen Godfrey
Date posted: December 16, 2010 - 08:00 am
Message: my graviola tree(Annona muricata)has ablack spot on the fruits and eventually they get rotten before rippening and my cabbages gets stunted growth & wilting. what could be the cause and solution to it?

Name: Robert Idenya
Date posted: October 30, 2010 - 05:39 am
Message: I am naive when it come to gardening and my cabbage crop has been infected by some disease that is scortching the leaves. Iknow it is a disease because the soil is fertile. How do I eradicate it?