Cabbage, Henderson's Charleston Wakefield

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Even though it was developed in 1892 by Henderson's & Co. for southern growing conditions, this cabbage thrives in our hot summers yet can still handle the temperature fluctuations of spring and fall. Their pointed heads can be as large as 6 lbs but it wants plenty of space so plant them about 18 inches apart.

Cabbage: Cabbage is the same species as broccoli and kale. Probably first cultivated in Europe as early as 1000 BC, it has been an important part of people’s diets for centuries. It usually plays in a minor role in our gardens nowadays but they make a tasty, interesting and beautiful addition to the home garden and should be much more common!

Growing Tips: While most cabbages get pretty large and need a good 18 to 24 inches of space between them, some of the smaller garden varieties can be planted much closer together. Cabbages love a lot of fertility and moisture all season long, so prepare the garden with plenty of compost and consider drip irrigation to much sure they have everything they need.