In the past I have tried to find different varieties that had different sow grow and harvest times so that I could try G
Greyhound - Suttons - 350 Seeds - £1-55 - Sow By 6/2016
Cabbage Ball - Mr Fothergill's - 500 Seeds - £1-65 - Sow By 2018
Winter Jewel F1 - Thompson & Morgan - 40 Seeds - £2-99 - Sow By 12/2018
Golden Acre/ Primo (II) - Mr Fothergill's - 500 Seeds - £1-65 - Sow By 2018
Spring Greens Greensleeves - Mr Fothergill's - 50 Seeds - £3-25 - Sow By 2019
Dutchman F1 Heart - Mr Fothergill's - 30 Seeds - £3-25 - Sow By 2019
Savoy King F1 - Mr Fothergill's - 50 Seeds - £3-25 - Sow By 2019
Greyhound - Thompson & Morgan - 200 Seeds - £1-49 - Sow By 12/2019
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Tundra F1 - Marshalls - 100 Seeds - Sow By 09/2019
Primo 2 - Marshalls - 500 Seeds - Sow By 09/2018
Pixie - Marshalls - 600 Seeds - Sow By 07/2017
Picador F1 - Marshalls - 50 Seeds - Sow By 09/2017
Golden Acre/ Primo (II) - Mr Fothergill's - GYO Magazine 2017
Savoy Estoril F1 Hybrid - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2016
April Spring - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2016
Greyhound - Wilco - Sow By 12/2015
Greyhound - Suttons
Golden Acre - Goodlands - Sow By 12/2015
Hispi F1 - Thompson & Morgan
January King - Unknown
To be grown in 2020
Going through my extensive cabbage seed collection and looking for something that looks like it may provide the Spring Greens that SWMBO loves, I finally had a search and found a couple of varieties that are sold as Spring Greens. I purchased a pack of Spring Green Seeds - Greensleeves from Marshalls for £1.99 incl. P&P
SOW OUTDOORS: April-May or July-August. Sow thinly ½in (1cm) deep in a seed bed or clean module trays of firm pre watered compost. Keep soil moist at all times.
PLANT OUT: 6in (15cm) apart, in rows 12in (30cm) apart when plant has 3-4 true leaves.
HARVEST: October-November or April-May
Protect from Cabbage White Butterfly with netting.
Looking at the sowing instructions in particular the spacing and rows, I thought about the planting membrane sheets that I already have and decided to create a new one specifically for the Spring Greens in 2020
So the idea is to give a 300mm exclusion zone around the perimeter so that hopefully it keeps the spring greens away from the netted hoops that will go over the bed. working on the basis of 150mm centres and 300mm between rows, I decided to stagger alternate rows so there is a little more space between plants but they are still dense enough to assist in growing as spring greens.
I've also bought a pack of Cabbage Durham Early Spring Green Seeds for £1.39 incl. P&P from Premier Seeds Direct for an Autumn sowing.
This variety is a well-known and very reliable compact spring cabbage producing dark green pointed firm heads of medium size, good flavour and texture. Suited for high density growing for spring greens harvesting from Feb onwards and Apr for fully mature heads. Autumn sowing variety.
Cultivation Advice Cabbage Durham Early Spring Greens
The Greensleeves Spring Green seeds are the right candidates for trying again in my AGRALAN Compact Plug Plant Trainer.