Growing Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds
- Latin Name: brassica oleracea var. capitata
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 100
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: ¼"
- Plant Spacing: 1-2"
- Row Spacing: 3'
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: Composted soil with ph level between 6 and 7.5
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full to Partial Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to aphids, cabbage root maggots
- Color: Green
- Flavor: Sweet
The Danish Ballhead cabbage will need full or partial sun, and the soil will need to remain moist. The Danish Ballhead cabbage needs two inches of water each week while growing. If sowing indoors and transplanting outside, it’s best to harden off the plants over the course of a week. When the Danish Ballhead cabbage plants are ready to be transplanted, sow them one fourth of an inch deep, with one and a half feet between the plants, in rows with three feet between them. The seedlings will do best in a composted soil. At around one hundred days, the heads should be firm with a diameter of about eight inches. When this stage is reached, the Danish Ballhead cabbage can be harvested. When doing this, you will need to also remove the entire stem and root, to prevent the buildup of disease.
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