Spring Cabbage and Greens
Spring Cabbages are one of the most versatile crops when it
comes to harvesting. They can produce early spring greens, fully hearted
spring cabbage and then spring greens again.
For early spring greens, harvest the green leaves in
mid March before the cabbage has had a chance to form a heart.
For fully hearted spring cabbages, harvest from mid April to mid May when the
heart is fully formed. Pull the cabbage out of the ground with the
roots, leaving the ground ready for another crop. Peel off the loose and
rough outer leaves leaving the tasty spring cabbage.
If you want more spring greens after harvesting the
cabbages and do not need the ground for other crops then cut off the
heart of the cabbage from the main stem and leaves the outer leaves on
the stem. Cut the the top of the remaining stem in a cross shape with a
sharp knife. In a few weeks you will see spring greens start to form
which can be harvested later on.
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