- Grow Healthy Cabbage In Under 60 Days!
- 12-18 Inches Tall
- 18-24 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
Are you an impatient gardener, one that likes to see results quickly? Well, Fast Vantage may be the cabbage you have been looking for. Maturing in just under 60 days, Fast Vantage will satisfy your need for speed. This is quite an advantage, too, if your cool season in the spring is short. Summer heat can affect cole crops like cabbage, making them loose and more prone to stop adding bulk unto the heads. Fast Vantage will leap out of the starting gate and develop a nice, tight 2 ½ pound head in just two months, which is up to 6 weeks earlier than some other varieties of cabbage.
Basically, cabbage is a fat free food, packing a load of vitamins and minerals that our bodies can utilize. One cup of raw cabbage has 22 calories and 2.2 grams of fiber. It can be eaten raw when sliced in a salad, roasted in wedges or slabs with just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, or incorporated into a soup. Shredding it, salting it, and fermenting it in a crock makes sauerkraut, an important source of probiotics, healthy bacteria for our gut health. However you fix it, cabbage does a body good and tastes great!
Fast Vantage Cabbage Plant Care
Start seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before your area’s last frost date. Plant seedlings in your garden about 2 to 3 weeks before that last frost date. Don’t worry, your cabbage will take the cool weather in stride. It actually loves the cool rather than hot weather. Plant it out on a day that is overcast for best results. Your 59 days to maturity starts when you put your seedlings into the ground. Harvest your head of cabbage by slicing it off at the base of the head, leaving the root in the ground for a second flush of growth that may give you a smaller head yet this season.
Growing Fast Vantage Cabbage Plants
Sow more seeds indoors for a midsummer planting, and subsequent fall harvest, especially if your summers get hot quickly. You will want to plant cabbage in a full sun location, with at least 6 hours of sun per day. If you utilize the square foot gardening method, plant one cabbage per square foot. This cabbage will grow to about 16 inches tall and will spread out its outer leaves to about 24 inches.
Cabbage can be planted in raised beds if your native garden soil is not loose enough. Container growing may be a challenge, but it can be done. Balcony gardens can be successful with enough sunlight, just give the cabbage a container of its own, one that is twice as wide as the finished head of cabbage would be best, an 18 inch round planter at the minimum.
Watering Fast Vantage Cabbage
Cabbage are heavy drinkers, requiring about 1 ½ inches of water per week. Keep soil consistently moist, and water in the morning for best absorption, especially on hot days. Mulch to help retain that moisture.
Feeding Fast Vantage Cabbage Plants
Amend good garden soil with several inches of good compost, working it deep into the soil. Your cabbage is going to send down a taproot into that nutritious soil. Side dress with a nitrogen based fertilizer a couple weeks after planting in the ground.
|Common Name: Fast Vantage Cabbage|
|Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. capitat|
|Plant Type: Cabbage|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: 2.5 lbs|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 8" (20cm)|
|Height: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)|
|Width: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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