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Arizona Cooperative Extension provides information about cabbage environmental preferences, cultural practices and common problems in planting cabbage, and harvesting and storage methods 

  • Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, & Company Gardening Guide (National Gardening Association)

- The Cole Crop Family - Spacing Cole Crop Plants - Growing Cole Crops - Harvesting

  • Cabbage (Home and Gardening Series of University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service)

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension provides well-organized cabbage gardening information. The information includes 1) environment, 2) cultural practices, 3) planting time, 4) spacing and depth of planting, 5) care tips, 6) harvesting, 7) common problems such as insects and disease, and 8) frequently asked questions. 

  • Cabbage (UC Davis, Vegetable Research and Information Center)

Vegetable Research and Information Center provides information about cabbage production in California, home garden cabbage, integrated pest management, and postharvest.  

UF/IFAS provides cabbage planting information for home gardeners as well as farmers in Florida. 

This Texas A&M University page lists frequently asked questions and answers regarding cabbage/Chinese cabbage gardening. 

Home & Garden Information Center in Clemson University offers cabbage and Chinese cabbage gardening information including planting dates, fertilizing, watering, and so forth.  

The Gardener's Network provides information about varieties, days to maturity, sowing, insects and pets, and diseases in growing cabbage family (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, and cauliflower). 

The Vegetable Dictionaryof University of Illinois Extension briefly introduces history and origin of cabbage, cabbage-planting, seeding, and harvesting processes. 

  • Cabbages (Mississippi State University Extension Service)

Mississippi State University Extension Service provides general information about cabbages and suggests varieties for gardening. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service provides general information for cole crops (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi) gardening. The information includes environmental preferences, culture, cultural practices, common problems, and harvesting and storage. 

This University of Missouri Extension page lists frequently asked questions and answers regarding cabbage gardening 

This Farm & Garden page provides not only general information about cabbage but also gardening information such as seeding, germination, transplanting, and watering.  

Vegetable Gardening Club provides an overview for growing cabbage. 

North Carolina State University Horticulture Information Leaflets provides cabbage gardening information including soils, fertilizer and pH, varieties, seeding, irrigation, disease/insect control, and harvesting. 

University of Illinois Extension provides cabbage gardening information including varieties, when to plant, spacing & depth, care, harvesting, common problems, and growing Q&A. 


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