Starting a Cabbage Farm

Balancing act is a must in farming. It is crucial when you start your cabbage farm for which ensure certain things and get them completed on time; ensure list of farming related works don’t remain pending. Planning and promptness lead to the path of success.

Your work completes when you find enough time to explore various methods and apply them in marketing cabbage which have been produced by applying incessant efforts.

cabbage farming tips

A new farmer venturing into cabbage farming must have complete knowledge of seasonal farming cycle. It should be brought into one’s notice that cabbage grows better in fall or early winter hence preparation to cultivate this crop must begin before that. As cabbage is used in multiple aspects and its consumption is well assured when strategy of shifting them is done accurately. Such vegetables are best suitable for preparing fresh salads besides cooking as a variety of vegetable dish.

Cabbage Farming

Some basic rules have to be followed while farming cabbage. It would help you increase productivity. Most important aspect is using suitable methods to ensure development of cabbage farming isn’t hindered. Applying a mechanism means you help out cabbage plantation accurately and there is no interruption in growth of this vegetable production. Secondly you must take special interest in the selection of cabbage seeds. Seedling process is most sensitive part and is an important part of cabbage farming.

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Adequate arrangement has to be made for transplanting cabbage seedlings to assure that all cabbage plants get best started in the same fashion for proper growth of plants. These plants have to be maintained from insects. Timely spray of pesticides and watering are two major factors that need special attention in this farming.

Cabbage Farming Process

Mere plantation of seeds and watering the plants don’t fulfill your purpose. Farming plan has to be done prior to selecting seeds. It is mandatory to prepare land for plantation well in advance. It can be done at least few weeks prior to seeding plants. The next phase starts with taking care of plants for which you have to invest enough time in its maintenance until they are ready for producing cabbage. By the time your cabbage gets ready it is already warm summer day and you have enough scope to systematize cabbage farming and concentrate on shifting the product into market.

Enhance Cabbage Production

Dedicative schedule of few months may be enough for great cabbage farming. But smart farmers always look for some options that can enhance productivity. When production is enhanced and the outcome is more then you can definitely expect lucrative result of this farming and think of expanding this business in future. This rewarding outcome is possible if you weed, harvest, plant and sow the cabbage farm systematically. Indigenous feature of cabbage make them too much profitable farming option indeed.

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196 Comments

  • MRS SENNYE MAKUKE said on April 12, 2010
    i would like make a plough cabbage on my farm, its about 56 hactares. how do i get started? here in Botswana
  • Wisdom Davidson said on May 10, 2010
    Please can you help me with a guideline on how to do Cabbage farming in Nsit Ibom, Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Mighty Farms Nigeria.
  • keneilwe Matseke said on May 28, 2010
    i am looking into starting cabbage production in Botswana. kindly furnish me with a business plan, people i can contact in my region for further clarity. I will be starting the farm on an approximately 28 hectors of land, and would like to produce enough cabbage to feed at least 50% of the country.
  • emmanuel said on June 21, 2010
    i produce cabbages, lettuce, onions, cucumber and some other leafy vegetables on a large scale in Ghana here and i am looking forward to having an export market. i produce under very hygienic conditions and i use less chemicals on the farm. you can reach me through kingosa55@yahoo.com. for further discussions.
  • Patricia said on July 5, 2010
    I live in South Africa. I'd like to start cabbage farming. Where do I start
  • Minkie Monageng said on July 7, 2010
    i would also like to start vegetable production in Botswana on a 10 hector land, how do i get started?
  • Joseph Abiola said on July 12, 2010
    I want to start farming of cabbage and tomatoes in Jos Nigeria the climate condition is favorable. i have presently about 2 hectors of land with good water supply. i need your advice on seeds and fertilizer, insecticide and investment cost
  • nemakhavhani tshifhiwa said on July 28, 2010
    i live at south africa, limpopo province i want to start cabbage farming, i don not have an idea how to start but i have a land to practice
  • fergus said on August 2, 2010
    I need a business plan for cabbage plantation for a 5 hactare farm Botswana Ramotswa
  • snehal mulay said on August 5, 2010
    i'm staying in aurangabad, maharashtra. i would like to do cabbage and cauliflower plantation in 2 acres land..please advise me regarding the requirements
  • Telang Tlali said on August 7, 2010
    I am a Mosotho, doing vegetable production at large scale, i transplant =/>70,000 heads of cabbages but more often if say i'm expecting 7000 bags i possible may score 4000 bags. how best can you advise me, say from pre-planting, top-dressing etc. because i want to at least score between 90-95% efficiency
  • Daniel Seitlhamo said on August 9, 2010
    I have acquired about 10 hectares of land in Mmammoto lands in Molepolole and would like to start cabbage farming. How can you assist me in terms of fertilizers, suitable cabbage seeds etc.? My intention is to start in three months time.
  • Ogunyinka Oluseyi said on August 19, 2010
    hello sir/Madam, Am a young farmer from nigeria, ogun state and i want start Cabbage farming for a living, how can i get the seed from nigeria here and can i just get a watermelon, bring out the seed and dry it. After how many duration can i plant it. I will be very grateful if you can put me.
  • biggadj said on August 23, 2010
    i would like to start a cabbage farming project in harare zimbabwe. could you send me more details on land preparation, fertilizers, chemicals etc
  • Pieter said on September 4, 2010
    South Africa, Hoedspruit area, Please help! Any info on farming cabbage, Megaton, will be highly appreciated.
  • SILFANOS OMBAJO said on September 20, 2010
    We have started a cabbage farm in Kisumu and yala in siaya. The farm is a bit swampy and water logged. How do we go about so as to get the best yield? Ombajo, Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Primrose said on October 2, 2010
    i live in Gaborone Botswana and i'm about to start vegetable production, but i dont have much information on cucumber as its my other main target. Please people help me with cucumber production. I'm starting in a few days time. Stay blessed y'all n may u have an excellent production so we can feed the world.
  • Abiodun said on October 8, 2010
    I am in Lagos State Nigeria. I have started cabbage farming in small scale as experimental farm but lizards are eating the leaves.How can I stop them? Will my cabbage do well here in Lagos?
  • nzama nhlakanipho said on October 8, 2010
    am from greytown south africa, I wanna start a cabbage farm in 1.5 ha area. can you assist me with the writing of a farm plan an intensive farm plan.
  • olorunsola ayodeji said on October 18, 2010
    hi, u are doing a wonderful job. i'm ayodeji olorunsola and i'm interested in cabbage farming. i reside in lagos, pls how do i get started
  • Godfrey Ribauw said on November 29, 2010
    I am from Nauru,I have started cabbage farming at my home near coast and I think my cabbage will not grow because sun very hot and soil is not rich what can I do to avoid water heat from sun and make my soil rich for my garden grow.
  • sewerei said on November 30, 2010
    i am from keiyo marakwet county i started small cabbage farming the cabbage plants are two and half months old and not healthy. how do i improve for best results
  • maria said on December 21, 2010
    my friend would like to start farming cabbage in rural area,how can you help him to get started, what are the main areas he should focus on mostly ? We are in South Africa, Limpopo.
  • mulu farm said on January 2, 2011
    we only have 4 hectare we want to produce spinach and cabbage how can we make the farm pleas give us detail information waiting your reply. sisay
  • Margs said on January 4, 2011
    We are located in Rural KZN, SA. We have recently planted a crop of cabbages and there is argument between the family as to whether weeds are beneficial or detrimental to the crop. Please advise as to the best method - we have high rainfall
  • george neely said on January 14, 2011
    i need help in starting a cabbage farm in keysville ga in burke county
  • xolisa said on February 1, 2011
    i live in free state, south africa and have acquired about 5 hectares of land. what crop can i start with, as a person who depends on rain for irrigation. please also tell how to grow that particular crop as i am new in farming
  • thabang said on February 3, 2011
    Rsa limpopo polokwane. I have 5 hacters of land and need to grow cabbage. Who can assist me with info this side of town? Thanks.
  • Antony said on February 14, 2011
    Am a cabbage grower in South Africa. Looking for a Botswana joint venture partner to grow cabbage and Rape on a large scale. My e-mail address: creativepowerhaulage@webmail.co.za
  • obakeng said on March 30, 2011
    i want to start cabbage farm but have 500 meters of land, no equipments nor monies in taung NW. R.S.A. ZA
  • Larry said on April 6, 2011
    I would like to start a cabbage farm in Lusaka, Zambia on a 4 acre piece of land. Kindly give me a few guidelines especially regarding the seasons of my proposed location.
  • Cannon said on April 13, 2011
    I would like to start a cabbage farm in Chisamba - central province, Zambia on a 1 hector piece of land. I would like to know how to go about cabbage production.
  • ketlhophegile moikabi said on April 15, 2011
    my farm is located 40 km from gaborone via lobatse. 700 mtrs from the main road to lobatse. electricity, pipeline and borehole water available. i want to grow kinds of veges and poultry production. pls help with proper business plan.
  • Luwie Baloi said on April 17, 2011
    i am a person who have been a farm worker for two years, now i have land that i can plant Cabbage on. can someone help me with fertilization program please. i am in Liopopo Province, area of Soekmekaar
  • Ogunlabi Gbadebo Olajide said on April 20, 2011
    Dear Sir\Ma, i would love to get more information how to start, manage and crop 200 hectares of land with lettuce and cabbage in kwara state Nigeria
  • MOJAKI DITHEBE said on June 28, 2011
    I want to start cabbage and spinach farm I got 30 hectares.no electricity,pipeline & borehole water.no equipment and money! Kutloanong ,matjhabeng, Free State, South Africa.Help with proper business plan
  • HAMADTIJANI ABDULWASIH said on July 11, 2011
    good day sir, i live in ado odoota of ogun state nig., am from kwara state, i want to plant watermelon, maize & cassava. my callenges are how to get land & proper training pls help
  • makhetha said on July 12, 2011
    I own a 5 hectare land and i would like to grow cabbage on it.what exactly do i need to do in preparation for this( land preparation etc)?
  • kef said on July 21, 2011
    Please i want to know about cabbage farming. I live in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • travis ncube said on July 28, 2011
    i have 4 hectares of land in a irrigated area and i want to grow cabbages how do i go about that and how do i choose the type of cabbage to grow. I live in filabusi, Zimbabwe
  • ogunkoya joseph said on July 28, 2011
    I know nothing about cabbage farming and i want to start. I live in ijebu-ode, ogun-state, Nigeria.
  • aficks said on August 4, 2011
    i would like to know about the ext programing process for cabbage production.
  • watson zemura said on August 20, 2011
    i would like 2 start a project of horticulture, what is the yield of cabbage per hector & what are the requirements
  • kwaku duah said on August 20, 2011
    I want to start cabbage farming in Ghana, I have no idea how to start. Can you tell me what brand to grow which is resistant to the various cabbage diseases in West Africa and also how to grow them and the types of pesticides and fungicides to spray till I harvest. Any business plan will be good for me.
  • Hussain Muhammad said on August 22, 2011
    i want to start cabbage farming in Nigeria, which cheap natural manure will i used?
  • George Aramide said on September 2, 2011
    i would like to start a cabbage and carrot farm, in Lagos Nigeria. Please where do i get the planting materials. And will these veggies do well on a sandy soil
  • femi akintunde said on September 2, 2011
    Hi, your publication's been so insightful. I lead an agriculture entrepreneurs group in Lagos, Oyo and Ondo states in Nigeria, we've just expanded our farming to cabbage. Please, I'll appreciate two interventions from you, one-how we may go about a demonstration farm on half hectare, two-possibility of collaboration with you on training. Thanks. Femi, Lagos Nigeria.
  • Lamla Ernest Gubula said on September 3, 2011
    I need to know the cost of seeds per hactor on the following :cabage.betroot.carrotts.mealies (white and red)peas,beans pumpkin and wheat.I am about to start crop farming in the area of Lady frere.
  • Temitope Ogeyingbo said on September 13, 2011
    We have an interest to turn four acres of arable land into a cabbage farm. Please can you assist with advice.
  • v.uday kumar said on September 15, 2011
    can we plant cabbage as an inter crop with banana, variety grannaine. please reply.
  • kiptanui kirui said on October 2, 2011
    I am an agriculture student self sponsor at BARATON UNIVERSITY KENYA and soon I would like to start cabbage production to enable me finish my bachelors education,I am confident of success through your support, thanks for your tips and concern. God bless you.Kirui,Kenya.
  • rhoan lequit said on October 8, 2011
    i would like to know more about cabbage farming step by step from the very beginning up to harvest because i just want to start planting of cabbage her in the philippines as of now i dont have any idea about cabbage farming hope you help me through this mail
  • tyrone Aboud said on October 27, 2011
    i work for rsa market agents, anybody looking to bring cabbage to the market please let me know.... tyrone@rsa.co.za
  • Malejone Molefi said on October 31, 2011
    i want to start a caabage farm in Lesotho. How and where to start. i dont have any idea about cabbage farming
  • denis nyamu said on November 22, 2011
    Market for cabbages in large scale.contact me on 0750382956
  • costo said on December 2, 2011
    Hi I'm in south africa. Please help with a fertilization program for cabbage.
  • solomon tiheli said on December 14, 2011
    i am a young mosotho, who has a bigger vision to grow cabbage on a large scale. i have already started. can you please keep on sending me pieces of advise on the right varieties, irrigation methods, fertilisation and the best marketing strategies that can best suit my country-Lesotho. Moreover, wish to appeal for further reading material to update and improve my venture. I am in hold of more than 5 hectares of land to do farming.
  • hallelujah farms said on January 10, 2012
    hi on a process of coming with a viable business plan on cabbage production please assist anywhere possible i'm in Gaborone Botswana
  • Saoana Ncheta said on January 22, 2012
    I'm new cabbage producer in lesotho and I would like 2 know about the best market options for my farm.
  • sssidneyss said on January 28, 2012
    Please furnish me with a guideline on how to do Cabbage farming from day one of transplanting through to harvest. include also medication and fertilizer.
  • Kunyak Farm said on January 31, 2012
    We would like to start a cabbage farm on Kenya's southern rift valley. This is rich volcanic soil. Water for irrigation is available. The best time to harvest is July to September. Could you provide timeline of activities so that the crops are ready by then? Joseph Njiri, Kericho Kenya
  • western agro allied. said on February 21, 2012
    pls i want to venture into vegetable production and i think cabbage is good to start with, pls can u give a guideline on how to start. tanx.
  • Joseph Jaffu said on February 27, 2012
    Really great article, I liked it most. People, if you have the desire go for it and the rest will follow. I live in Malawi, and you won't believe if I tell you, if you grow cabbages in the months of September and sell them in December and January, one can fetch proceeds of over $40,000 on 3 hectares of land. Believe me.
  • Nafisa Vaki said on March 14, 2012
    Cabbage, poultry and carrot farm is the business which I like best. Is been locked at jailingo. Taraba state.
  • Refilwe Makhetha said on March 27, 2012
    Hi. I have about 2 hectors of land, in Polokwane, Limpopo Province is South Africa and would like more information on how to start farming cabbage, how to fertilize the soil, basically a step to step guide on do's and dont's of cabbage farming as i would like to start ASAP.
  • Thobile Ntshalintshali said on April 6, 2012
    HI! I have a space of 2 hectors of land in Mbabane, Swaziland. I have applied for financial assistant with some Organization and they want me to produce a business plan but unfortunately I haven't seen one. May anyone please E-mail me a sample.
  • KIMELI PETER said on April 18, 2012
    Thank you for the information posted. i am beginning cabbage farming end of maize season, information given will help me a lot. Based in Eldoret.
  • John Kirui said on April 18, 2012
    I am a farmer in Nakuru Kenya and want to start planting cabbages to supply to surrounding schools, colleges and other institutions. I am transplanting the seedlings on Saturday to the farm. Please tell me basic management principals to succeed. What kind of fertilizers do I use? BEST spacings and herbicides to use.
  • annah moleseng said on April 19, 2012
    i want to venture on vegetable production, i would like to grow peppers, potatoes, cabbage, and peanuts. i have 15 hectares of land. i don't know how to start. please advise me looking in areas like soil fertilization, irrigation-how to get water to my farm. marketing and care of vegetables.
  • BOADU said on April 19, 2012
    AM NOW LOOKING FOR A FARM LAND IN GHANA TO START MY CABBAGE FARM
  • Levi Chihota said on April 24, 2012
    I would like to venture into cabbage and grape farming in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Gweru is very cold in winter. What variety should i plant and what fertilizers do I need?
  • ALEX KAIWE said on April 25, 2012
    I am a very ambitious young man who is devoting time in agricultural activities in which cabbage, tomatoes, onions, watermelons are the master plants in the garden activities.
  • Ben said on April 30, 2012
    i would like to do commercial cabbage farming on a 3 hectare plot in mutare zimbabwe. please send me all the information that i would need.
  • Peris Kibe said on May 1, 2012
    We are in the central part of Kenya and would like to venture into cabbage farming on around 10 hectares. I would appreciate it it you sent me a schedule of activities, pesticides and harvest cycles including the best yielding variety. Secondly, I would also appreciate information on the kind of crop and yield insurance policies that I would be able to get and which insurance company should I approach for the same. Regards
  • Metja said on May 28, 2012
    I am farmer who is looking for a market for my vegetables i grow cabbage, butternut and tomatoes. please help me i live in Mokopane, South Africa, tom.radebe@gmail.com
  • Smiling Hlagalovu said on June 4, 2012
    I'm a 26 year old from Mpumalanga Nelspruit City, South Africa. An Agricultural graduate in both Plant and Animal Production. I'm considering buying a farm which will be funded by the Land Bank, under the BEE Programme. I need Your advice on how to secure contract Supply to the formal marketing sector.
  • Rosemary said on June 8, 2012
    I have acquired a 1.5 acre land in Western province of Kenya with an interest of planting cabbages for income generation. How do I get started? Kindly furnish me with a business plan, people I can contact in my region/country to guide me.
  • Ishmael Tahwa said on June 11, 2012
    Hi, I am starting a vegetable farming business in Zimbabwe in the lowveld on irrigation. May you kindly assist me with the production cost models for cabbages, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, peas, carrots etc
  • Kavilan Naik said on June 14, 2012
    Hi, I am from Durban,South africa. Please could you assist with information on starting a farm. A timetable on what should be planted when and the process through farming each vegetable. I'm interested in cabbages, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, green beans, spinach, pumpkin and any other easy to farm veggies. Thanks, any and all advice will be appreciated.
  • Ellis W. Phiri said on June 15, 2012
    Hi, I am small scale farmer intending to grow cabbage in the rainy season. Kindly advise on what I should do for me to have a good harvest. Thank you Ndola, Zambia
  • ONKUTULE WISEMAN MOLOI said on June 16, 2012
    I would like to start a cabbage farming in Botswana in July.please help me with information about the variety of cabbage that i should use and pesticides that i should use.my farm has rich loam soil.my intention is not to use net shading.
  • Kundai Ganyo said on June 18, 2012
    I would like to start cabbage farming in July in Zimbabwe.I want to start on a small area like a quarter of a hectar.Please send me all the information that you think may be helpful to me.thank you in advance
  • Mxolisi Dlamini said on June 19, 2012
    I am in Nhlangano Swaziland and would like to start vegetable farming in August in a land of about 10 hectares. I would like to focus mainly on cabbage. Usually it hails during summer months. Please send me information on taking care of plants and anything that may be helpful. Thank you
  • Privilege Mudzinge said on June 21, 2012
    Hi. i would like to start commercial cabbage production in Zimbabwe this winter. Any useful information is welcome, Thank You.
  • Mampiti Mohale said on June 22, 2012
    I am a Lesotho resident interested in farming at a small scale and would like to know chemicals used to eradicate weeds for butternut, beans and potatoes. this year I am intending to plant 25 acres of butternut 7 25 acres beans
  • Ronelle vd Westhuizen said on June 28, 2012
    I would like to have some good advise regarding cabbage, pumpkin and okra farming. I have 5 Hectares in Tzaneen (Limpopo) South-Africa. I will appreciate your help. Thank you.
  • john ongaga onkwani said on July 2, 2012
    hi, i do cabbage farming here in kenya, i would like to do in large scale, are there chemicals which i can use to get lid of weeds.
  • peter wambugu said on July 2, 2012
    Hi.i would like to start a commercial cabbage production in Kenya central province in particular. kindly advice whether i have decided on the right tie of harvest that is on end February crop to be sowed on 1-10-2012
  • Manyara said on July 25, 2012
    I'm interested in cabbage farming in Zimbabwe please advise on what sort of inputs i would need for a hectare?
  • jay said on August 1, 2012
    starting cabbage farming in pietermaritzburg albert falls need help on preparing land and advise new at this pretty please help
  • Anne Gichaga said on August 2, 2012
    hello. i want to plant cabbages and carrots in narok kenya. kindly arm me with the relevant information with the best seeds, fertilizers and pesticide. i will appreciate. thank you.
  • Ngugi Charles said on August 13, 2012
    Hello, I want to start cabbage farming in Nakuru Kenya in a Half an Acre farm. Kindly advice me with the best seeds, Pesticides and fertilizers and the quantity required. Thanks.
  • Mukesh kanojia said on August 26, 2012
    I want to start cabbage farming in 2 acre can u tell me how many kg will produce in 2 acre and at takes how many days
  • martin wesonga wangoli said on September 4, 2012
    am a kenyan citizen from eldoret town and would like to venture into small scale cabbage farming in 1 acre of land. please give me guidelines on how to begin this business. how much do i need and how long does it take for the cabbage to be ready. what technique do i use. thank you in advance.
  • Neo Theoha said on September 21, 2012
    I am a Mosotho Man doing farming in cabbage. Would you please give me guidance on how to take of my cabbage after transplanting to harvest for me to realize good harvest. Neo
  • Ateca said on September 22, 2012
    im from fiji planning to start cabbage farming but dontknow the manure or thefertilizer to make the soil grow healthy...
  • sheryl mutai said on September 24, 2012
    I really liked the article. am planning to start cabbage farming soon. hope it will go well. i live in the north rift ,eldoret . KENYA.
  • keabetsoe s moyo said on October 2, 2012
    Hi, i am a new farmer in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and i am very interested in starting a cabbage project
  • Ivy maropene said on October 11, 2012
    I want to start farming doing all kind of vegetable production. i have skill, only thing i need is land around Limpopo or mpumalanga province
  • One80 Pheko said on October 15, 2012
    I'm doing a research project in production, consumption and marketing cabbage. What are the factors to consider during cabbage production!

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