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Organic Cabbage (Greyhound) Seeds

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Cabbages are such a great winter staple to have in your vegetable garden. Greyhound Cabbage is a hardy compact variety for small gardens.

Our organic Greyhound Cabbage seed packets contain approximately 100 seeds - plenty for successive sowings.  

About Cabbages Brassica oleracea v. oleracea))  

Cabbages are a winter vegetable related to the Brassica (Broccoli and Cauliflower) family.  This leafy green was once grown in ancient Greece and Rome.  Individually, the dense, round heads can look unassuming, but they can look extremely striking if planted en masse or in contrasting rows of red and green.  Try them in your vegetable patch, cottage or coastal garden.  

Greyhound Cabbages are a traditional dwarf variety with a slightly pointy head - ideal for small gardens.  They grow early in the season and produce few outer leaves but a good, solid heart. Needless to say that have a good flavour and great texture! 

Culinary Uses for Cabbage 

The humble green Cabbage is found in many European and Asian recipes. Red and Green Cabbage taste similar and can often be used interchangeably in recipes. 

Cabbage can be steamed, braised, added to stir fries or sliced into ribbons and served in midwinter coleslaws.  Try it lightly sautéed in olive oil and garlic.  Squeeze a little lemon juice and season just before serving.

We also love to ferment Cabbage into Sauerkraut or Kimchi.  (Tempted?  Try making your own Sauerkraut or Kimchi in one of our Goodlife Fermentation Jars.) 

Growing Conditions - Cabbages

Plant Cabbages in spring or autumn. Beans, Onions, Marigolds, Chamomile, Marjoram, Nasturtium, Coriander, Sage, Thyme, Mint and Rosemary are good companion plants for Cabbage, but don't plant Strawberries or Tomatoes nearby.

Cabbages like a rich, free draining soil and a sunny spot.  To thrive, they need consistently moist (not soggy) soil.  The great thing about this cool-loving vegetable is that it can handle a light frost and a little wind.  

Cabbages need a little care to keep bugs at bay.  Place a cloche over your seedlings to keep out the dreaded white butterflies that love to feast on these vegetables! Plan on giving this vegetable a little space to grow.   

Growing Instructions - Cabbage Seeds 

  • Transplant: Early spring - early autumn
  • Spacing: 40 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 6 mm
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days
  • Harvest: 70 - 75 days from transplant
  • Protect from slugs, snails, aphids and white cabbage butterflies

        We offer a replacement guarantee

        To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

        What will postage cost?

        Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

        Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

        If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

        If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

        How often do you dispatch?

        To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

        How do you package your products?

        We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

         

        Where do you deliver to? 

        We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

        South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

        While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

        We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

        Do you deliver to post office boxes?

        Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.