Golden Acre is an early variety of cabbage. The small – medium-sized, solid heads can be picked from July onwards from March sowings.
Cabbage is a cool-season plant that is a good-for-you leafy green vegetable. Tasty and versatile, cabbage heads can be a bit on the finicky side to grow. But once you have mastered all the plant quirks, it’s easy to grow cabbage heads the size of dishpans.
Besides having fun seeing just how large a cabbage you can grow in your home garden, this cool-season vegetable allows you to grow three crops per year in the same spot (providing you have a long enough growing season in your region). Cabbage seeds are planting in late winter or early spring and the heads reach maturity quickly. After harvesting in early summer, another crop of warm-season vegetables, such as pepper, can be planted in the same location. When the pepper plant has finished its production, pluck it up and plant another crop of cool-season vegetables that will reach maturity before winter. Alternating cool season and warm season vegetables allow you to grow more varieties of fresh food in the same garden space and double or triple your food production. Always work in more compost into the garden soil between crops and rotate crops to prevent soil nutrient depletion and/or disease or pest infestation.
As with most vegetables, cabbage prefers a sunny location that has well-draining soil in which to grow.