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Cabbages without hearts, any ideas?


Cabbages without hearts, any ideas?

by 4 years ago

I have these beautiful red cabbages - see attached, but quite a few don't have hearts! :o(. Some do some don't! Any ideas please?

3 years ago
Hi Jan from the picture some are bolting. In other words flowering to produce seed. I expect this is down to growing conditions. It can be caused by excess heat or drought. As the ones nearest to that maple are the ones that are not hearting I suspect it's a combination of drought, caused by competition, and variable weather conditions. For success with brassicas you need to keep them growing gradually in warm, moist conditions with no sudden extremes. Andy
3 years ago
Thanks Andy! Jan, Andy McIndoe is one of our experienced experts teaching several courses with us

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