Learn how to grow cabbage Wombok with this easy guide. Get sun requirements, spacing information, planting tips, feeding instructions, and when to harvest.

Soil

What soil is good for Cabbage Chinese (Wombok)?

Rich, deep soil, with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.

Position

How much sun does Cabbage Chinese (Wombok) need?

Full sun, will tolerate partial sun, however a lack of light will affect the size of the cabbage head. 

Frost Tolerant

Is Cabbage Chinese (Wombok) frost tolerant?

Will tolerate light frost

Spacing

How much space does Cabbage Chinese (Wombok) need?

Around 40-50cm apart

Planting

When should I plant Cabbage Chinese (Wombok)?

Chinese Cabbage is a cool weather crop and is usually planted in autumn, depending on your climate. 

Seeds can be sown in late summer and seedlings transplanted in autumn. Seeds can also be sown in autumn. 

If transplanting, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.   

Feeding

What do I feed Cabbage Chinese (Wombok)?

Apply an organic fertiliser throughout the season. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Cabbage Chinese (Wombok)?

Harvest when the plant has formed a central head that is a suitable size. 

Pests

What pests does Cabbage Chinese (Wombok) get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Cabbage Moth, Cabbage White Butterfly, Diamondback Moth, Flea Beetle, Cabbage Root Fly, Cutworm, Armyworm, Cabbage Looper, Cutworm, Cabbage Worm, Thrips, Root Knot Nematode, 28 Spotted Ladybug

Diseases

What diseases does Cabbage Chinese (Wombok) get?

Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Black Rot, Club Root, Downy Mildew, Soft Rot

Troubleshooting

How do I troubleshoot my growing problems?

Protect young seedlings at the time of planting. 

Use fine mesh or exclusion netting to prevent white butterflies from laying eggs on the underside of leaves, caterpillars are detrimental to Cabbage plants. Slugs and Snails can destroy these plants, visit the Pests Guide for control methods.  

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