Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)
For many home vegetable growers, space can be extremely
limited in the garden. Those wishing to expand their vegetable patch may feel
frustrated by their limitations when it comes to growing larger crops. Plants
for instance, require quite a bit of space and a long growing season to truly
thrive. Luckily, smaller and more compact varieties have been developed for
those of us hoping to make the best of our growing spaces.
The ‘Savoy Express’ cabbage variety is just one example of
vegetables that are perfect for raised beds, containers, and/or urban gardens.
Growing Savoy Express Cabbages
Savoy Express hybrid cabbage is a small variety of cabbage
that is quick to mature. Reaching full size in as little as 55 days, this
cabbage maintains a wrinkled appearance and an exceptionally sweet taste that
is perfect for culinary use. Savoy Express cabbage variety produces crisp heads
which reach roughly 1 lb. (453 g.) in size.
Growing Savoy Express cabbages is very similar to growing
other savoy cabbage cultivars. Plants in the garden can be grown from
transplants, or gardeners can start their own Savoy Express seeds. Regardless of
the method, it will be imperative that growers choose the correct time in which
to plant into the garden.
Cabbages grow best when temperatures are cool. Most
commonly, cabbage is grown as either a spring or a fall crop. Choosing when to
plant cabbages will be dependent upon the temperatures in your growing zone.
Those wishing to grow Savoy Express cabbage in the spring
will need to start the seeds indoors, usually about 6 weeks before the last
expected frost date in the garden. Seeds for a fall harvest should be planted
Choose a well amended and well-draining location in the garden that receives full sunlight. Transplant the cabbage seedlings outdoors about two weeks before the last expected frost in the spring, or when the seedlings have several sets of true leaves in the fall.
Caring for Savoy Express Hybrid Cabbage
After transplant into the garden, the cabbages will need
frequent irrigation and fertilization. Weekly watering will help to produce
high quality cabbage heads.
Savoy Express cabbages will also need to be monitored for
garden pests. Insects such as loopers
and cabbage worms can severely damage young plants. To produce an abundant
harvest of cabbage, these issues will need to be addressed and controlled.
“Savoy Express Cabbage Variety – Planting Savoy Express Seeds” was first posted here