Cabbage (Brassica oleracea capitana)
The cabbage or white cabbage is a biennial vegetable
It is from the cruciferae family
The Milan variety (Brassica oleracea sabauda) is also a cabbage
ROTATIONIt is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow in a nursery bed in April and May for transplanting in June during a waning crescent moon.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThey like being planted near beetroot, potatoes and celery. Avoid planting neear onions and strawberries.
DISEASES AND PARASITESCryptogamie is a viral spore malady (use wood ash around the base of the plants).
Rot can sometimes attack the base of the plant.
The most important pest is the cabbage white butterfly but also aphids, moths, cabbage fly and grubs.
ADVICEPlace tomato cuttings around the plants to deter pests.
Planting tagetes cleans the soil for cabbages.