2nd head of cabbage

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at inil.com
Tue Jul 18 10:42:05 EDT 2000

I've done that many times. You might as well leave two because the second
head is never as big as the first. Different varieties will respond a little
differently so experience will help a bit. Some will produce three nice, but
small, heads. Sometimes they'll work better in the market. Some customers
prefer small heads because there are only two consumers at home and they
just want to make fresh slaw or a serving of boiled cabbage.

Bill Shoemaker
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
Univ of Illinois - St Charles Hort Research Center

>Have any of you been successful in growing a nice, firm,second head of
>cabbage after the initial one has been harvested?  I am assuming I can just
pull off the multiple new
>heads that develop, leaving only one. Any suggestions?

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