Cabbage 'January King'
A striking semi-savoy variety that wraps itself in shades of turquoise, pink, blue and green leaves. Known as `Chou de Milan de Pontoise' in France, this English heirloom dates back to 1867. Prefers a little shade. Heads of up to 6.5kg.
Cabbages need rich soil with some lime for a pH of about 7.5 and adequate water so the growth is never checked. A good cover of mulch will insulate them from hot, dry spells of weather. Their most damaging pest are the caterpillare of the white cabbage butterfly. Dipel, derris dust and pyrethrum are all effective organic controls for these voracious pests.