Cabbage : The Walking Stick Cabbage
- Cropping: 180 Days
- Height: 15 feet
A peculiar vegetable for the garden, the stout stems which carry a crown of 'greens' can be used to make walking sticks. Plants reach up to 2.1m (7ft) from an early spring sowing, and up to 3m (10ft) in the second year! A real talking point.
|Sowing time:||late March to April.|
|Sowing depth:||1cm (½ inch) deep in drills 75cm (30 inches) apart.|
Sow thinly into a well-prepared seed bed.
Thin seedlings to 10cm (4 inches) apart when large enough to handle, then later transplant to final position, allowing 75cmx75cm (30x30 inches) between plants. Firm plants in well, and water well until established.
Provide a moist, rich, well-fertilised soil and sheltered situation. Harvest September to October. Overwintered plants will increase in height in second year.