How to Grow Two Heads of Cabbage from One Plant

Here's a simple but effective gardening tip to double the number of cabbage heads you can harvest in a single season.



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The cluster was separated into six (count 'em!) tasty fist-sized heads. Each has a tender, leafy white core and flavorful outer leaves.
D. J. YOUNG
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At harvest time, cut the main head just above the bottom leaves, as shown. The stub and leaves that remain will provide a sprouting surface for new, young plants.
D. J. YOUNG
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Here a cluster of "subheads" has sprung up from the stubble of the main head. Note that the original bottom leaves have completely died off and withered away.
PHOTO: D. J. YOUNG











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