The seeds went through three different pots. I did it that way for convenience, and it suits their need on space. Baby cabbage doesn't need 12 inch pot to start with!
- 2 inch pot: germination - up to 4 leaves
- 4 inch pot: first transplant - up to 6 leaves
- 12 inch pot: second transplant - til harvest.
The four cabbages were fine in shallow pots... It's a short sun exposure. After midday, they bath in full sunlight for 3 hours, then slowly reduced, as the sun meandered through trees at the far end.
|cabbage still a baby in 2 inch pot, 14.4.2011|
|cabbage in 4 inch pot , 25.4. 2011|
they are placed at the railings of side balcony. sun exposure is still 3 hours a day.
|cabbage in 4 inch pot, 5.5. 2011|
Early June 2011
Now cabbage heads are forming. They are placed at different location with 6 hours sun exposure. Whoever come to house will not miss them.
Because the leaves are large, overflowing the pots, people are asking " what's those, are they kale?"
"What, cabbage can grow here?"
|all the four cabbages in 12 inch pots, 8.6.2011|
The last time we grew cabbages in Putrajaya, it took 4 months from seeds to harvest. So we are expecting a decent harvest in the middle of August. In the meantime Kakdah had just germinated the rest of the seeds. A quick check today shows 30 little cabbage seedlings growing happily. Seeing them grow through the stages over 4 months is fun.