Latin Name – Brassica oleracea
Sowing Instructions – Sow March-May in 2cm deep shallow grooves 15cm (apart on prepared seed beds outdoors. Plant out June-July, 45cm apart each way. You can sow in a cold frame in January for early crops.
Hints and Tips – Plant Herb Garlic Chives among your cabbages as this has been shown to deter Carrot Root Fly.
HEALTH BENEFITS – Antioxidant. Good source of vitamin C (Anti-ageing, wound healing, decreasing blood cholesterol and prevention of infections. Assists the body in absorbing iron).
ANTIOXIDANTS: Term used to describe a number of organic substances such as vitamins A, C & E, the mineral Selenium and ‘Carotenoids’ – the pigments which colour many fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are thought to help prevent cancers, heart and stroke problems by assisting in the ‘mopping up’ and expulsion from the body of substances known as ‘free radicals’ which can be created by exposure to various environmental pollutants.
Seeds – Approx 250