Thank you for your interest in the Bonnie Cabbage Program!
The 2020-2021 Program has already closed for registration. We’ll be launching our 2021-2022 Program in Fall 2020 so keep an eye out for the announcement on the 3rd Grade Bonnie Cabbage site!Shop Bonnie Plants
Let's get growing! Fill out the information below to register your class or children for the Bonnie Third Grade Cabbage Program. Please note that your associated school is required for participation.
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.
1. Enter your zipcode to check eligibility
2. Choose your shipping window
Please select the window during which you would like your cabbages to be delivered.
The deadline for ordering cabbage has ended. We hope you'll join us next year!
3. Enter your quantity
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.
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!
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.Learn More
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.
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.Learn More
Cut the stalk
Ask an adult to cut the cabbage at the lowest point possible, leaving the loose outer leaves attached to the stalk.
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.