Friday, June 15, 2012

Red Cabbage Blues

What the heck is going on with my red cabbage!?  Here's what they looked like shortly after planting.

Here's what it looked like the other night.

Six out of six red cabbage plants are dead.  This, after I carefully surrounded them with cutworm protection, added some rich soil mix and covered them lovingly with the floating row cover to protect from other pests.

The kohlrabi and broccoli right next to them underneath the row cover are looking just fine.  The flea beetles have been thwarted and all is well.

What could have caused this devastation?  Not enough water during that hot spell we had?  Bad batch of red cabbage?  I'm stumped but not deterred - I'll plant some more today and see how they do.

I expect shenanigans like this with cauliflower, eggplants and kohlrabi - but red cabbage?  Mmph!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that's weird. They look burnt, possibly from heat. Have you tried direct seeding your cabbage to the garden rather than transplanting? It's possible they didn't acclimatize and suffered from shock.