Scarcity of Cabbage Plants this Spring

QuestionsHow to growVegetable GrowingSummer cabbageScarcity of Cabbage Plants this Spring
Michael Hegarty asked 13 years ago

I notice this year in particular that there is a scarcity of cabbage plants coming through for planting in the traditional method (i.e say bundles of 100 plants ready for sowing) What is the reason and when were these plants originally planted to be ready for Spring. Some say it’s the last week in July like the Spring cabbage? I’ve a small veg plot but this scarcity has intrigued me.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Traditional bare-root plants have been on the decline for some time as growers give up growing them.

Plants are mostly now grown in celltrays and give better results.

Seed of summer cabbage is sown in early spring, autumn and winter cabbage in May and spring cabbage in late July.