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When to Plant
Cabbage in Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States of America

Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time is the most important step for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing exactly when to plant cabbage in your garden in Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States of America will increase growing success and provide better yields.

Check optimal planting dates regularly for best results because the weather, and our results, change daily. 

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The optimal time to plant cabbage in Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States of America is  - . The best day is with a success rate of %.

 

Anywhere between 70-100% is great. If consistently below that you may want to start growing from seedling or young plant, or possibly grow in sheltered environment

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Important cabbage growing information relevant to your exact garden location in Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States of America:

The total number of frost free days for your garden in Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States of America is days, but the total number of optimal days to plant cabbage is days.

For best results you should start planting cabbage in days starting .

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for Cabbage

Cooperative Extension

21 sources

Gardening Websites

28 sources

Gardening Blogs

22 sources

Seed Suppliers

38 sources

Seed Breeders

35 sources

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How to Grow Cabbage in Sugarcreek, Ohio, United States of America

How to grow cabbage: cabbage is a cool season crop that can very easily be transplanted. You can either start growing inside before the growing season and then transplant outside or sow directly outside in the ground when proper temperatures exist. This will depend on the length of your growing season and the variety you choose.

Growing cabbage could take up to 4 months to grow from seed, depending on the variety selected, so make sure your growing season is long enough for planting directly outside. The results and success rates listed above are adjusted for your local growing season and conditions.

Sow cabbage seeds 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) deep. Optimal soil temperature for germination is between 62.3°F (16.8°C) and 80.6°F (27.0°C). Seeds usually germinate in about 5-11 days, most likely in 7 days.

Cabbage requires 90-120 days to be ready for harvest from seed, depending on the cabbage variety selected and the weather during the growing season. There are also cabbage varieties that mature in 60-90 days.

Optimal day air temperature for growing cabbage is between 57.4°F (14.1°C) and 67.4°F (19.6°C). Optimal night temperatures are between 48.4°F (9.1°C) and 56.6°F (13.7°C). Cabbage can endure air temperatures as low as 40.3°F (4°C) during the night and up to 75°F (23.8°C) during the day – If temperatures go to 80°F (26.6°C) the cabbage will bolt and begin to flower!

Soil temperature during cabbage growth should be between 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 65.1°F (18.4°C) in optimal conditions, but can withstand soil temperatures as low as 58.4°F (14.7°C).

Required soil pH for Cabbage growth is 6.0-7.5 but the optimal pH is 6.6-7.1.

Optimal sunlight for Cabbage is 6-12 hours per day. Cabbage should be watered between 1.0-1.5 inches (2.5-3.8 cm) of water per week, adjusting for weather conditions and type of soil.

Cabbage spacing: cabbage seeds sown directly into the ground should be sown at a depth of 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) deep spaced 7.9 inches (20.2 cm) apart with rows spaced 28.8 inches (73.3 cm) apart. If you do not ensure enough space between the cabbage plants then they will fight over water and soil resources resulting in smaller cabbage head growth.

How to grow cabbage in your garden: make you sure you space the plants accordingly so that cabbage plants have enough space to grow and they do not fight over resources. If you decide to start growing inside, move the transplants outside about 4-7 weeks later or when the seedlings are about 4 inches tall.

Many gardeners use protective net around the cabbage plants to protect against cabbage worms, a common problem associated with growing cabbage plants. The cabbage fly is a common predator that lays its eggs inside the cabbage plant which results in cabbage worms that eat the cabbage plant. The easiest way to solve that is by using a net to prevent the fly from reaching the plant.

If cabbage worms are eating up your cabbage plant you can use natural neem oil, which is a vegetable oil produced from the evergreen tree. But before spraying we recommend using nets.

It could take up to 4 months for cabbage heads to form. For knowing when to harvest feel the head – if it is firm it ready for harvest.  If head not firm than head is not formed yet and not ready for harvest.

Cabbage requires 6-12 hours of sunlight but also do well with 6-8 hours of sun. If cabbage heads are not growing it could mean that the temperatures in your area have warmed up and are too high – remember cabbage needs cool temperatures, and do not do well under hot temperatures.

Cabbage facts: Cabbage’s reputation has had lots of ups and downs throughout the thousands of years that it has been cultivated and eaten. From being revered by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, to being snubbed by European aristocracy from the 14th to the 17th centuries and then being named one of the top vegetables for sustaining world population by the United Nations in 1984. 

However, despite its roller coaster ride in prestige, it’s usage and benefits to society has never been questioned. Cabbage was a staple item among the poor in medieval times because it stored well, was inexpensive and was one of the few vegetables available during the cold winter months. 

The cabbage played a key role in Russian peasants’ life during medieval times, and today cabbage is considered a national food in Russia, with Russians eating roughly 7 times more cabbage than your average American. 

The part of the plant that is normally eaten is the leafy head consisting of clustered immature leaves. Earlier cabbage varieties did not resemble the cabbage that we know today, but rather looked more like the kale that we know today, called wild cabbage, which was native to the Mediterranean and southwestern Europe.

Use these images to know if your cabbage is heading in the right direction and growing properly. Exact number of growing days varies for each cabbage variety. Below is the average number of days for each stage gathered from many different varieties.

Germination
8 days
Young seedling
11 days
Mature seedling
20 days
Young plant
24 days
Mature plant
38 days
Total days:
101 days

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8 days
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Young Seedling
11 days
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Mature Seedling
20 days
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Young Plant
24 days
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Mature Plant
38 days
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Total Days
101 days

Cabbage Germination Guide

(Stage 1: Germination)

Germination is the process by which a plant grows from a seed. It is the first stage of the plant growing process and it begins when the seed is sown and ends when the radicale emerges out of the seed.

All seeds require proper soil temperature, moisture, air and light conditions to germinate successfully. However, during the germination stage the seeds require more soil warmth and moisture than light exposure.

Seeds respire just like any other living organism, requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide (CO2), so it is crucial to use a soil media that is sufficiently aerated so that the seeds do not “suffocate”.

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Required germination period

5-11 days

(28 sources)
Growmigo - Germination Period
Optimal germination period

6-9 days

(50 sources)
Required soil temp.

45.8º-87.1ºF / 7.6º-30.6ºC

(40 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

62.3º-80.6ºF / 16.8º-27ºC

(86 sources)
Required day temp.

39.7º-70ºF / 4.3º-21.1ºC

(3 sources)
Growmigo - Day Temp
Optimal day temp.

61.5º-71.1ºF / 16.4º-21.7ºC

(10 sources)
Required night temp.

41.8º-58ºF / 5.5º-14.4ºC

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

54.2º-65.9ºF / 12.3º-18.8ºC

(7 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal seed depth

0.5 inches / 1.3 cm

(63 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

7.9 inches / 20.2 cm

(21 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

28.8 inches / 73.3 cm

(19 sources)

Cabbage Growing Guide

(Stages 2-5: Growth)

Once seed has germinated and radicale has emerged the second stage of the plant growing process begins, developing from radicale to cotyledon -the embryonic first leaves of the seed forming a young seedling.

During the third stage of plant development cotyledon develops to 3-4 true leaves, stem begins to grow, becoming a mature seedling.

In the fourth stage the mature seedling develops to a young plant, ready for transplanting.

The fifth stage of plant development the plant is fully mature bearing fruit and/or flower.

The following guidelines apply to all of the cabbage plants’ needs during stages 2-5 from radicale emergence to full maturity. During these stages sunlight becomes a more active participant in plant growth and development than in the germination phase.

Soil pH is an important factor during these stages as well. What is pH and why is it important?

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Requires direct sunlight

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Required
Optimal
Required soil temp.

58.4º-74.1ºF / 14.7º-23.4ºC

(30 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

60.1º-65.1ºF / 15.6º-18.4ºC

(20 sources)
Required day temp.

43.8º-68.3ºF / 6.5º-20.2ºC

(4 sources)
Growmigo - Day Temp
Optimal day temp.

57.8º-67.5ºF / 14.3º-19.7ºC

(14 sources)
Required night temp.

40.3º-50ºF / 4.6º-10ºC

(4 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

49.6º-57.6ºF / 9.8º-14.2ºC

(12 sources)
Required sunlight hours

6-12

(28 sources)
Growmigo - Sunlight
Optimal sunlight hours

6-12

(22 sources)
Required soil pH

6-7.5

(29 sources)
Growmigo - PH
Optimal soil pH

6.6-7.1

(72 sources)
Required watering amount

1-1 inches / 2.5-2.6 cm (per week)

(10 sources)
Growmigo - Watering Amount
Optimal watering amount

1-1.5 inches / 2.5-3.8 cm (per week)

(14 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal depth

0.4 inches / 1 cm

(1 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

16.6 inches / 42.2 cm

(62 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

29.8 inches / 75.8 cm

(40 sources)

How difficult is it to grow cabbage?

Growing cabbage, or any other vegetable for that matter, is not hard, however some plants require more attention and care than others depending on the following factors:

 

Are you starting to grow your plant from seed? seedling? young plant? Depending on what stage plant you choose to plant will impact growing difficulty and patience.

The length of the growing season for your exact garden location.

If you have a short growing season and you want to start growing from seed then you may need to start the growing process in a sheltered environment (greenhouse or inside your home) which will require more involvement in the growing process.

Whether you direct sow in the garden or start in trays and then transplant also affects the level of difficulty

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Companion Planting Guide

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What is companion planting?

Companion planting is intentional planting of two or more vegetables and/or flowers next to each other in order to positively impact plant health and yield

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