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Bonnie 3rd Grade Cabbages

Bonnie 3rd Grade CabbageS

After you register your class or children, select your delivery windows so we can send the plants to your school or designated in time for growing season. Make sure each student gets their own cabbage to grow at home or in your school’s garden. Use our custom lesson plans to incorporate cabbage gardening into your class activities throughout the year.

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Please enter the number of cabbages you would like for your third grade class if you are a teacher. If you are a parent, please select how many third graders you have in your household.

Maximum Qty allowed for parents is 5.

See Planting Instructions

How to Plant Your Cabbage

Planting cabbage in the ground

Adults and kids should work together to plant their cabbage in the ground. Remember to set your cabbage in a warm, sunny spot!

Learn How to Plant Cabbage

Planting cabbage in a container

If you live in an apartment or have a small outdoor space that receives full sun for 6-8 hours per day, you can grow your cabbage in a container!

Planting cabbage in a raised bed

If you have a raised bed that receives full sun you can plant your cabbage in a raised bed and watch it grow.

How to Keep Your Cabbage Healthy

Let the sunshine in

Cabbages need full sun – at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight per day.

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Water wisely

It’s best to water in the morning and at the base of the plant (soil level) keeping the foliage dry. Plants should be watered when the top 2 inches of the soil becomes dry to the touch.

Feed your cabbage

All edible plants draw nutrients from the soil which can quickly exhaust and deplete it without the help of a fertilizer.

How to Harvest Your Cabbage

Pick your cabbage

About 82 days after planting, your cabbage will be ready to pick. To be sure it’s ready for harvest, squeeze the head and make sure it’s firm throughout. If the head presses in easily and feels loose, it still needs more time to mature.

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Cut the stalk

Ask an adult to cut the cabbage at the lowest point possible, leaving the loose outer leaves attached to the stalk.

Take a picture

After harvest, remember to ask an adult to take a digital (cellphone) image of you with your cabbage. A good image will show the entire cabbage and you, be creative with your image!

Trouble with your cabbage?

Cracking and spitting

If you leave your cabbage in the garden after the head has formed and it rains, the head may crack or split. If this happens, an adult should harvest the cabbage right away.

Learn About Cabbage Care

Pests and worms

If you see holes in cabbage leaves or moths flying around your cabbage it’s likely that something is eating your cabbage! Scout often and diligently for insect pests or cabbage worms around the plant and on the underside of the big leaves, where they like to hide.

Wilted and yellow leaves

Yellow leaves could mean many things, from overwatering to Clubroot, a common disease that affects cabbage. The most obvious symptoms of clubroot are yellowing, wilting leaves. Avoid this problem by keeping your plant healthy and your garden free of insect pests, weeds and debris.