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Hello I am  a newbie here and looking for help already.  Could anyone advise the best time to buy savoy cabbage plants please?

We have grown carrots, potatoes and green beans and would now like to try savoy cabbage.  All help gratefully received.  Thankyou.

 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,667

    Now would be ok if you can find plants as it's too late to grow them from seed - they do most of their growing at the same time as normal cabbages, but are resilient enough to survive through the winter.  If you manage to find some young plants, plant them deep, up to their bottom leaves, firm the ground well around the stem and keep them well watered otherwise they might bolt in this warm weather.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,363

    Could I add that should your soil be at all acidy, you will need to sprin

    kle some lime in, not sure if it can be done now, I think its an Autumn job? Someone, anyone.??

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Many thanks for these replies.  We had thought they should be available about now, but none of our local garden centres could help with plants, only seeds.  Will keep on trying or plan better for next year.  Thanks anyway.image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,667

    You only missed them by a couple of weeks LL - they're generally available up until about mid-July.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,363

    That will give you time to get the ground limed, then manured and trod down firm

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Such excellent help for my very first post, I am so pleased, thankyou.  Maybe I will be able to return the favour before too long. 

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    I use DT Brown/Marshalls for brassica plants, the other option is to autmn sow for next year image
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