Carrots are taking too long to germinate and ripen. I usually interplanting them with other vegetables. In this particular bed I planted carrots together with radishes and turnips in the same rows. Another advantage is that radishes and turnips are breaking the soil for the carrots to grow into. Between the rows of carrots I planted garlic and a couple of kales. In the picture of the garden bed I am talking about, you can see me with my outfit that I tried to recreate Gavroche style with preloved clothes.
Cabbage is a greedy plant and needs rich and firm soil, preferably in a spot where beans grew before. Apply manure before planting. If you are planting in a pot, don’t buy multipurpose compost as it has a very loose composition and nowhere near firm enough. Before planting, check if it’s a summer or winter grower.
Suitable companion plants are: dill, camomile (their pungent scent wards off pests) and nasturtiums (caterpillars prefer eat more delicate leaves of nasturtium rather more tough cabbage leaves). Alternatively, you can cover your crop with a fine mesh.
Cabbages belong to the leafy vegetables group of plants and therefore need to be fed and watered regularly.