Seed Swaps

Cabbage 'Early Jersey Wakefield'   

This planting has been archived (other).

Latest Milestone Transplanted

Quantity: 10

Plant Cabbage Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) 2501


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Wow, you are lucky to be growing this! I have found seed for these, but it would be too expensive to get it shipped, and I have never been able to find this in stores.

How big do they get where you live? I am reluctant to grow cabbage because they would take up too much of my already limited gardening space and because I only cook for two. Most cabbages would go to waste because I can never use up more than a third of a head at once, and we don’t feel like eating cabbage for a whole week.

I thought this would be awesome for me, but seeing as the seed is so hard to find… Please, upload a picture if you have a chance – I would love to see this cabbage in action!


Posted on 14 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

I got these seeds through the Autumn Canadian Surprise Swap here on folia last fall. I’ve never grown cabbage before (only broccoli & kale) so it’s all new to me and I can’t offer any observation about growth and size at harvest. I’m sorry I used up all the seeds or I would offer to send you some. I’ll let you know how it works out!

Posted on 14 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

Oh, don’t be sorry! You can’t be keeping seed just in case someone would gladly take them – you would end up wasting it. I have never grown cabbage per se either, but aside from that and brussels sprouts, I have grown all brassicas. I am sure cabbage is not any trickier to grow than the others. I would love to read any new development about Early Jersey Wakefield if you don’t mind posting about it. I will eventually find seed for this, but in any case, if I don’t manage until next spring, I will order it along with some other seeds as I will be due to replace some of the seeds I have that are getting old. See? It’s not worth safekeeping seed for too long. Keep up the good work!

Posted on 14 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

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