Do you want to use cabbage seeds for growing your own cabbage using it for the cabbage soup diet or other cabbage recipes? Even if you don't have much experience in gardening this is quite easy! I'll give you here some tips.
Cabbage tolerates an extended range of environmental conditions but prefers cooler temperatures. The flavor gets even better with cooler temperatures because plant cells are converting starch to sugar and by this protecting the plant against the cold. This results in a fresh, sweet taste you'll seldom get at greens bought in stores. The planting dates of cabbage should be planned so that harvest dates occur in cool weather.
Cabbage grows fine in a wide variety of soils but grows best at loam soils, well-drained and rich in organic matter. The ideal soil for growing cabbage has a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. For earlier plantings of cabbage sandy loam soils are better.
Don't plant cabbage in the same location year after year. To prevent unwanted nematods we recommend to wait three years before planting cabbages in their "old" location.
A must for direct seeded cabbage is a seedbed with enough moisture. Sow cabbage seeds 1/4" - ½" deep, 3-4 per foot. The rows should be spaced 25"-35" apart. Press the soil after planting gently and make sure that the seed touches it.
To thin out place one seedling per each foot. Special Tip to prevent cutworms: Wrap paper cups around each plant with the bottoms removed. Cabbages are mature within three months. Cabbages can weight between one and seven pounds, with a diameter of three to eight inches, depending on variety.