When can I plant cabbage seedlings in the garden?

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When can I plant cabbage seedlings in the garden?

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Cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower seedlings can be planted outdoors in early April in southern Iowa, mid-April in central portions of the state, and late April in northern counties.  Harden (acclimate) the seedlings in a protected location for a few days prior to planting outdoors.  Initially, place the seedlings in a shady location and gradually expose the plants to longer periods of sunlight.  Cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower perform best in fertile, moist, well-drained soils.  When planting, space transplants 24 inches apart within the row.  Rows should be approximately 24 to 30 inches apart.  

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