I planted 5 red cabbage seedlings in straw bales this year in mid March. I had never tried cabbage before and did not think they would make it. The heads grew to about 3 inches across and stalled for a few weeks during our sudden hot weather (100 + degrees). After 3 weeks and slightly lower temperatures (90-95) they started growing and the heads are are now about 5 inches in diameter.
Can anyone tell me when to pick these?
Should I feed them and let them keep going?
What is a good size to pick?
How big is too big?
We are entering a monsoon season now. I am worried the cabbage may rot with the frequent rain. The outer leaves had some damage but the heads look good and are very solid and not loose or mushy.
Any ideas? Input is welcome because I don't know what I am doing and never thought I would get this far.