Cabbages are easy and rewarding to grow and are part of the large Brassicaceae family, which includes broccoli, cauliflower and kale. With regular planting and varietal choice, it is possible to have cabbage in the garden almost year round.
Cabbage is far more than a boiled vegetable! Steam, stir-fry, add to soups, shred raw for delicious coleslaw, or try your hand at cabbage rolls. Cabbages can also be preserved as pickled cabbage or fermented as sauerkraut.
Cabbage is a low-calorie food providing an excellent source of many nutrients, especially vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, and manganese.
Follow our seven easy steps to successful cabbage harvest including tips along the way.