Hello, the edges right around all the leaves of my cabbage plants are turning...

Asked April 12, 2015, 10:52 PM EDT

  • Hello, the edges right around all the leaves of my cabbage plants are turning brown and wilted. Otherwise the plants are very big and have already started to curve into a proper cabbage. What is the problem?

Outside United States

1 Response

Hi -

This problem could be black rot. Without a sample, it is difficult to tell what is going on. Check the drainage of the soil in the area. Ensure proper airflow (usually plant spacing) through the planting.

Here are some resources that go through the common diseases and control options for your cabbage:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/growing-broccoli-cabbage-and-cauliflower-...
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/veggies/cabbage.cfm