When to pick up cabbage?

Julia Chmykhalo
Julia Chmykhalo
February 7, 2013
When to pick up cabbage?

Cabbage is the same product on the table in winter. In addition to good taste, it also has a number of useful properties for the body. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare cabbage cabbages for the winter. And for this you need to know when to remove the cabbage.

White cabbage

It is time for harvesting white cabbage in the fall. It is believed that the later the head is cut, the longer it will be stored. If the weather is warm, the plant can be left to grow in the garden until November. But nevertheless, it is better to finish harvesting white cabbage before the onset of severe frosts. So, late cabbage varieties should start to clean after Sergiy Kapustnik (September 25), and also after Pokrovy (October 14). Harvesting is best on a dry, clear day. Before you fold the cabbage heads for storage, you must clean them from damaged and sluggish leaves. The stump should be cut to 3 cm. After the entire crop has been harvested, remove the stump and the roots of the cabbage at the place where it is grown.You should also learn about when the harvesting of cabbage other varieties.


Broccoli must be removed before the flowers bloom, when its heads are 10 cm in diameter. It is best to cut them late in the evening or early in the morning. It should be noted that on the lateral shoots of the stem after cutting, new heads are formed, they can also be used as food.

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are harvested as they are ready, as a rule, this is the month of November. This variety of cabbage carries frosts up to 10 degrees. In order to store the plants in winter, they should be dug up by the roots, and then stored in a basement or hotbeds in an inclined state, dug at a temperature of about 0 degrees.


Kohlrabi is the earliest ripened cabbage variety. In no case can you be late with her cleaning, otherwise she will quickly become overloaded and become unsuitable for cooking. It is necessary to remove the kohlrabi when it reaches a diameter of 5-8 cm. It should also be noted that the kohlrabi do not need to be spud.