Cabbage ‘Red Sky’ F1 (Brassica oleracea)
Close planting produces small 1kg cabbages wider spacing will produce 4kg cabbages. Good red colouring throughout, small core, slow to bolt. 10-11 weeks from planting out seedlings. Best for summer and autumn crops, Sow from late winter until early January.
When to sow: Late-winter, spring or late summer
Where to sow: Seed tray, pots or in a garden seed bed
Depth to sow: 1/2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 30cm
Between rows 30cm
Directions: If grown under cover when the first two true leaves appear harden the seedlings off by taking them outside on a cool cloudy day. Keep watered. When the seedlings are 6-8cm tall plant in the garden. First remove the seed leaves (cotyledons) and plant up to the first set of true leaves. Water in. If seed is planted in outside seed beds transplant when seedlings are 6-8cm tall.