Organic Cabbage (Greyhound) Seeds

Organic Cabbage (Greyhound) Seeds

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Cabbages are such a great winter staple to have in your vegetable garden. Greyhound Cabbage is a hardy compact variety for small gardens.

Our organic Greyhound Cabbage seed packets contain approximately 100 seeds - plenty for successive sowings.  

About Cabbages Brassica oleracea v. oleracea))  

Cabbages are a winter vegetable related to the Brassica (Broccoli and Cauliflower) family.  This leafy green was once grown in ancient Greece and Rome.  Individually, the dense, round heads can look unassuming, but they can look extremely striking if planted en masse or in contrasting rows of red and green.  Try them in your vegetable patch, cottage or coastal garden.  

Greyhound Cabbages are a traditional dwarf variety with a slightly pointy head - ideal for small gardens.  They grow early in the season and produce few outer leaves but a good, solid heart. Needless to say that have a good flavour and great texture! 

Culinary Uses for Cabbage 

The humble green Cabbage is found in many European and Asian recipes. Red and Green Cabbage taste similar and can often be used interchangeably in recipes. 

Cabbage can be steamed, braised, added to stir fries or sliced into ribbons and served in midwinter coleslaws.  Try it lightly sautéed in olive oil and garlic.  Squeeze a little lemon juice and season just before serving.

We also love to ferment Cabbage into Sauerkraut or Kimchi.  (Tempted?  Try making your own Sauerkraut or Kimchi in one of our Goodlife Fermentation Jars.) 

Growing Conditions - Cabbages

Plant Cabbages in spring or autumn. Beans, Onions, Marigolds, Chamomile, Marjoram, Nasturtium, Coriander, Sage, Thyme, Mint and Rosemary are good companion plants for Cabbage, but don't plant Strawberries or Tomatoes nearby.

Cabbages like a rich, free draining soil and a sunny spot.  To thrive, they need consistently moist (not soggy) soil.  The great thing about this cool-loving vegetable is that it can handle a light frost and a little wind.  

Cabbages need a little care to keep bugs at bay.  Place a cloche over your seedlings to keep out the dreaded white butterflies that love to feast on these vegetables! Plan on giving this vegetable a little space to grow.   

Growing Instructions - Cabbage Seeds 

  • Transplant: Early spring - early autumn
  • Spacing: 40 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 6 mm
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days
  • Harvest: 70 - 75 days from transplant
  • Protect from slugs, snails, aphids and white cabbage butterflies