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Post  AZDYJ2K on 9/19/2011, 6:56 pm

Does anyone know how many Napa (Chinese) cabbage I can plant per square? The book says to plant one cabbage per square foot. However, I was hoping that I could get 4 per square foot. Thanks.
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Post  littlejo on 9/20/2011, 8:05 am

I think the cabbage, physically, will take close to a foot to grow and make a head, but more importantly, there probably wouldn't be enough nutrients to grow more per square ft.

I'm pushing the limit by planting broc, cabbage, caulilower and head collards 1 per square, then planting onions, lettuce, carrots, radishes,beets all around the edge between the squares. This can be eaten/pulled as the heads are forming to give more room if needed.

You could always try it and pull and eat small heads to give room.

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Post  AZDYJ2K on 9/20/2011, 10:55 am

Thanks for the reply Jo. I was hoping that Napa cabbage would be more like a leaf lettuce in that I could plant 4/square. I'll experiment with some and see what happens. I like your idea about pulling them early and eat small heads.
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