Cabbage grows best in the fall in this part of Texas. Most people plant transplants to grow cabbage, but it does grow from seed in the fall. It will bolt in the spring if grown from seed because it adds too much time before the head is mature. This is what you need to know to grow it either way.
For detailed instructions on how to plan cabbage, see this Growing Cabbage. Here is a snapshot of the information you need to choose what cultivar to plant.
when to plant: transplants Febuary 15-March 1 in the spring, August 25 to September 15 in the fall, direct seeding August 1 to August 15
depth of planting: 1/4 inch for seeds
spacing of plants inside row: 12-18 inches
spacing of rows: 3-4 feet
time to harvest: from 53 to 100, depending on variety
fertilizing: 5-10-10 at a rate of five pound per 100 square feet. Mix the fertilizer in the dirt well and then water in both fertilizer and the new plants.
cultivars for Hunt County:
|Variety||Days to Harvest|
|Early Jersey Wakefield||53|
|Mammoth Red Rock||100|
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