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Cabbage Seeds

Delicious raw or cooked, cabbage is a cool season vegetable that can be grown in the spring and the fall. It's nutritious too. Low in calories, cabbage is loaded with fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients. At Gurney's, we grow a lot of cabbage varieties in our test gardens. Our cabbage seeds for sale represent the best cabbage varieties in terms of taste, yields and garden performance.

Cabbage Seeds for Sale by Gurney's

Cabbage Varieties: Choosing the Right Cabbage Seeds

When selecting the right cabbage seeds for your garden, keep in mind that cabbage does not like hot summer temperatures. Depending on where you live, you might want to grow an early maturing cabbage variety that will be ready for harvest before the summer temperatures heat up. Also consider how much space you have. Our Tiara Hybrid Cabbage Seed is perfect for those with limited space. If you have lots of space and want to grow a lot of cabbage for sauerkraut or kimchi, then select cabbage varieties that produce larger heads. You can also choose a red cabbage or a Chinese cabbage.

Getting Started with Cabbage Seed

When growing cabbage in the spring garden, most gardeners start seeds indoors and transplant the seedlings to the garden when the weather starts to warm. For the fall garden, cabbage seeds can be directly sown into the garden, but most gardeners prefer to start the seeds indoors in the summer.

When to Plant Cabbage Seeds

When starting cabbage seeds indoors for spring planting, sow seeds about 6-8 weeks before the first frost-free date in your region. When starting cabbage seeds for the fall garden, start seeds indoors in mid to late June, depending on your growing region.

How to Plant Cabbage Seeds

Sow cabbage seeds according to the instructions on the seed packet. As a general rule, cabbage seeds are planted 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. For more tips on starting cabbage seeds indoors, visit How to Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors.

How to Grow Cabbage from Seed

Growing cabbage from seed requires no special heating mat like some garden vegetables. The seeds will germinate at normal temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees F.

How to Harvest Cabbage

To harvest cabbage heads, cut the cabbage head off just above the outer leaves when the cabbage heads reach their mature size. Cabbage heads will sometimes split as they are reaching their mature size, especially after a heavy rainfall.

How to Store Cabbage

Cabbages can be stored for several months if kept in cool, moist conditions, such as a root cellar. Refrigerators do not have high enough humidity levels for proper, long-term cabbage storage. Traditionally, cabbage is stored through the winter months by fermenting it. The European fermentation method is making it into sauerkraut while the Asian fermentation method is making it into kimchi.


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