Cabbage - April
This variety has one very big advantage over most other cabbages suitable for autumn sowing. Cabbage April can withstand the bolting tendency which often plagues autumn sown cabbage and it can also be sown very close together 38cm apart 25cm between rows. It is an ideal variety where space is at a premium.
Sow seeds outdoors in a well prepared seed bed in spring for late summer cabbages or summer for spring cabbages. Sow seeds thinly 12mm deep in rows 23cm apart. If the soil is dry, water well and allow to drain before sowing. Transplant at the 5-6 leaf stage allowing a minimum of 25x38cm between plants. The soil should be firm and contain plenty of well-rotted compost, preferably from a previous crop, and should also be well limed. Hoe to remove weeds and break up the soil occasionally and water if the weather is dry. Spring sowings mature in late summer and a summer sowing in early spring as 'spring greens', or later as mature cabbages.