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Brassicas: Cabbages, Calabrese, Broccoli and Cauliflower

With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what cabbages, calabrese, broccoli and cauliflower will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Pixie Cabbage is Early Pointed Head Cabbage
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Cabbage <em>&lsquo;Pixie&rsquo;</em>

One of the earliest pointed cabbages, which can be picked young as spring greens or allowed to mature into a firm-hearted cabbage. A reliable crop that can be harvested in time to leave soil clear for spring sowings.

Sow: Midsummer
Harvest: Midwinter to late spring
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade



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