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Copenhagen Market Early Cabbage Seeds (2g)
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Copenhagen Market Early Cabbage (2g):
Copenhagen Market Cabbage seeds produce a generous yield of tasty heads up to 4 pounds. Holds longer in the garden than most. Medium-sized, short, compact plants are ideal for small gardens. Makes delicious coleslaw, salad, or cooked dishes. Does well in a range of climates.

Detailed planting instructions:
Start seedlings in flats 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant into garden about 4 weeks before the last frost, 15" apart in full sun and rich soil. Likes plenty of lime, compost, and moisture. In cool-summer areas, a new crop can be planted every month, but does not do well in hot weather. In mild-winter areas, can be planted as a fall crop. It is not good to plant cabbage in the same place each year.

Harvesting:
Cabbage is ready to harvest in approximately 3-4 months. Cabbage heads must feel hard and solid before cutting. When harvesting, use a sharp knife to cut the head off at the base of the plant, keeping a few outer leaves to protect the head. The heads must be harvested promptly, or they deteriorate in the field. If there is ample cool and dry storage space, the heads may be harvested and stored for use. Or the ripe heads can be stored in the field by stopping plant growth. To do this, pull the plant up slightly from the ground until a few roots can be heard snapping. This will hold the plant for a short while until it can be picked. Some European gardeners have reported success in storing cabbage plants by burying them upside down in a deep soil pit with a thin straw flooring and covering them completely with soil to just below the frost line, with another straw mulch on top.

Saving Seeds:
This is a two-year project, and also the chance that your prize cabbage variety will swap pollen with both other cabbages and cabbage family relatives. Keep plant intended for seed at least 300 feet from them. Use a loose mulch to help plant overwinter, or in colder zones, unearth the plant, roots and all, and keep them indoors on a cool, humid spot for setting out in the spring. In the second year, you can help the flower stalk to come forth by slashing an X in the top of each cabbage's head. Wait until the seed heads turn brown before collecting the seeds.

Once they start to dry, keep a close eye on them, as they tend to shatter and drop their seed. Its best to cut entire plants once most of the pods begin to look dry, and then leave them to mature further on a sheet indoors. Once they are thoroughly dry, the seeds will come out of the pods very easily; the simplest way is to trample the plants on top of a large sheet, and then sieve out the debris.

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seeds March 17, 2017
Reviewer: lee reeves from wasilla, AK United States  
will try these this year

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Storage June 9, 2016
Reviewer: Ken Oehrig from Laurens, SC United States  
Long term storage

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Love the seeds March 9, 2016
Reviewer: Derek Nelson from Harrison, AR United States  
The seeds are perfect but I'm not so happy with the new mylar packaging.

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Seed Purchase February 17, 2016
Reviewer: David Wolfe from Niles, MI United States  
These seeds arrived in sealed packages. They are just what I order and I am thrilled these packages will last 5 to 7 years. These are all heirloom seeds which I am very much in favor of growing in my garden.

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terrific February 12, 2016
Reviewer: Judy Nowell from Mercersburg, PA United States  
going to try sauerkraut.

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