Cabbage - Durham Early
Probably one of the most well-known and reliable spring cabbages, Cabbage Durham Early produces firm, pointed, well flavoured hearts on compact plants. The seeds can also be sown or planted closely for delicious 'spring greens' ready to harvest from February.
To avoid danger of clubroot, grow your brassicas (cabbages, sprouts, cauliflowers, etc) on a different site each year.
Sow seeds July to August for overwintering or in spring for summer cutting. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm deep in drills 23cm apart in soil raked to a fine tilth and which contains plenty of compost or manure. Transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle, spacing by 3-38cm each way or at 1cm apart for 'spring greens'. Water regularly, especially in dry periods. Hoe between plants as required.