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Although cabbages are fairly hardy, they do not like really cold temperatures, so do not transplant until you are sure that there is no risk of a hard frost – -10º to -7º C (15º-20º F).
Dig a hole big enough to bury the plant to the first leaf. Remove the plant from the 5 liter pot, and brush the roots vigorously to expose them.
Sprinkle a handful of high nitrogen fertilizer (I use a 21% N product), and sprinkle around the roots. Water thoroughly. Make the support frame 18" x 18" x 18" and place it into ground. This frame is made from rebar but wood is also ok. Wrap the frame with strong packaging/pallet film – not kitchen wrap, it's too weak.
This combination of frame and plastic film prevents pigeons and other critters from eating the plants. The frame supports the lower leaves, and prevents them from breaking off. Also, the angle of the leaves helps to drain off any water – very important to prevent rotting. When puddles of water collect on the leaves, it's advisable to puncture the leaf with a thin cane to let the water drain. Failure to do this will lead to rotting and loss of leaves. The frame also helps to support the cabbage and keep it upright as it grows – especially when the wind blows.
When the plant is big enough, remove the plastic film to allow access for watering and fertilizer applications. It is better to water the ground underneath than over the leaves, because the water will get to the roots instead of either evaporating or causing rot.
Cover the cabbage with netting to protect from Cabbage Loopers (adult white butterflies).
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If you have grown a prize winning onion, then it makes sense to try and retain its gene potential. If the seed you grew it from is a hybrid, then the saved seed will not have the same characteristics as your prize winner. If the seed is from an open pollinated variety, then its seeds will reproduce similar onions.
Onions are biennial, so to produce seeds from a bulb, it must be grown for another year to create a seed head. Select your biggest and best disease free bulb, remove it from the soil, trim roots and treat with sulphur powder. Discard any decaying leaves. Check the condition of the bulb by gently pressing around the shoulder area. If it is soft, then the chances are that it will be no good for producing seed.
Store a sound bulb on a soft cloth in a protected area such as a workshop. To form a seed head, onions need at least a month of cold weather. As soon as the bulbs show signs of growth around early January, remove any decaying leaves and pot them up in 10" pots with a slow release feed compost such as Levingtons M3. Transfer the pot to a frost-free, lighted area and allow to grow. The flower heads will be at least 4' high, so make allowances for this and provide support.
Flowering onions will cross pollinate with other varieties very easily, so make sure that there are no other flowering onions within 100 yards. Look after the onion until the heads start to flower. It may be necessary to strip away the old bulb skins to prevent disease. Assist pollination by transferring pollen with a soft artist's brush. When the seeds have formed and are dry, remove and place them between sheets of newspaper. Store in a sunny location for two weeks.
Finally, remove any diseased seeds and store in a bag in a cool, dry place.