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Cabbage (stonecrop I think) transplants in ground 3/16 . . .

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Post  Judge Kemp on 5/23/2011, 2:36 pm

. . . how big should the head be before I harvest? If I harvest a little early will it still taste okay?

I've got one real
good sized head out there and I'm considering clipping it today. Want to make sure I'm not cutting too soon though.

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Re: Cabbage (stonecrop I think) transplants in ground 3/16 . . .

Post  quiltbea on 5/23/2011, 3:44 pm

Cabbages can be harvested when they look completely formed and are firm to the touch. Leave the big outer leaves and cut the head free with a sharp knife.
Don't wait too long or they could split.

If you don't need the space for a planting of another crop...
Here's a tip to get two harvests from one plant:
Carefully cut from the stalk just below the head leaving a stump. Cut a cross pattern in the stalk, slicing about 1/2" deep. In a little while up to 4 heads will begin to appear. Harvest when they are about the size of a baseball.

Enjoy.
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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/23/2011, 5:02 pm

Thanks Quiltbea, I did not know you could get a second harvest from cabbages
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Post  Judge Kemp on 5/23/2011, 9:07 pm

Excellent tip on the "splicing" of the stalk to get a second harvest. I had no idea. I may do that and see if new heads will come in yet this season. Awesome advice!

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