Grow­ing cab­bages like a pro!

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Au­tumn is a good time to plant all kinds of cab­bage. Sow some seed in a tray of Black Magic Seed Rais­ing Mix or find seedlings in the gar­den cen­tre. Cab­bages need sun and well-drained gar­den soil.

Cab­bages grow best in soil that has a pH of about 6.5 to 7.5. Of­ten, soil is more acidic than this so pro gar­den­ers like to use a spe­cial kit to ac­cu­rately check their soil’s pH. If the pH is too low they add some gar­den lime. They call this ‘sweet­en­ing the soil’ and it helps cab­bage roots ab­sorb all the nu­tri­ents they need.

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