Cabbages grown in same spot

by Peter

Can I plant a second sowing of cabbages in the same bed in 1 year?

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Jul 29, 2012
Repeat cabbages NEW
by: Kiwi George

Hi Peter. Simple answer yes, BUT, be prepared for possible disease problems. If you must due to shortage of space I would recommend planting a crop of mustard as this discourages some nasties. Otherwise you garden shop may have a chemical soil cleaner but as an organic gardener I am not a fan of this method. I would prefer to plant a different crop, eg a root crop, why ?. One is an above ground crop and the next below ground. I am fortunate that I have 7 garden beds and fallow one every year by covering it with mulch and leaving Mother Nature to nurse it back to optimum status. I also use a lot of seaweed in my compost and liquid fertilizer and this seems to deter the pests.
God luck
Kiwi George

Jul 31, 2012
Continuously planting cabbages in same area NEW
by: ~ Megan

Kiwi George is spot on. Although I've often replanted an area with the same vegetables as before due to lack of space, I replenish the nutrients with compost, compost tea or similar.

I also keep a careful watch out for diseases.
With cabbages, if there's any sign of clubroot disease or cabbage root maggots, then change the spot to a different crop.

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