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    Default Drumhead cabbage recommendations

    Just been reading cariann's thread about Christmas drumhead cabbage, and it occurred to me that I've never (knowingly) grown a drumhead cabbage. We eat a load of savoy cabbage and I've grown the pointy sweetheart kind in the past. For this year, I've bought Goldvital seeds. It seems to be what the Germans call a 'butter cabbage'. Thought I'd give it a try. But maybe I ought to try a drumhead too.

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    I have just sown red drumhead cabbage from seekay today! I'll let you know how I get on, but for 0.79 for 500 seeds, I'll be happy with whatever comes up
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    I always grow red drumhead cabbage it brilliant. And it holds really well. I've still got a couple in the garden from last year.
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    Two votes for red drumhead, and the first two votes at that. So it must be good. Thanks.
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    I like January king which is a drum head variety. I didn't do it last year but I sow in the summer. Keep in pots and then plant in my GH borders when the toms come out. I get to pick some as a whole cabbage....but in early Spring I just pick as spring greens.
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    ^To be honest, I haven't really grasped the notion of spring greens. Maybe I need to look into this a bit more.
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    OK, guys. I've bought some Red Drumhead seeds. Trying not to think about January King...

    How far apart do you space your Red Drumhead plants? I've looked on the web and have found recommendations for anything from 30 to 75 cm. I guess the farther apart, the bigger the head eventually. But what do you do?
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    It doesn't give planting advice on my seed packet, and I've never grown them before, so I'll follow this with interest I'd hazard a guess at more like 60cm or more apart - they get biiig.

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