The first year I planted cabbage, the heads were demolished -- it seemed like overnight! Last year my organic cabbage was beautiful!! ...and did I have a lot of it. For what ever reason I started 1/2 flat of cabbage seed in the house last year, and every single one took. (I had to plant them) That's a lot of sauerkraut and cabbage salad, when I am the one mostly eating it. ---- I have got to get the rest of the family eating sauerkraut, it's so-o-o-o good. I donated a lot of cabbage to the food pantry last summer. I didn't really expect all that cabbage to get to the full head stage. They did, only because I sprinkled crushed eggshells (sharp on a slugs' little soft belly) and coffee grounds (I don't know why -- but it works) around every plant, and kept it up till harvest. Lots of times I didn't have enough eggshells ready to go, that's why I'm starting early to save them.
We will be making sauerkraut together this summer.......maybe you want to plant some cabbage too?
|I always let the eggshells dry out for a day before crushing them.|