A wonderful member of the cole/brassica crop family, cabbage is often overlooked and given the reputation of being a boring vegetable. Cabbage is actually a very diverse and interesting crop that certainly deserves more attention.
The diversity is quite astounding – who said a cabbage is just a cabbage! There are super large tight-headed varieties that can feed a football team, smaller "personal-sized" tight-headed varieties, smooth-leafed, savoyed, loose-leafed for continuous picking, green, red, Chinese…
Cabbages are worthwhile to grow. They enjoy the cooler weather and are best planted in early spring or late summer in the warmer regions. In more moderate climates, their growing season can be extended into the summer months; however, the cooler weather seems to improve their flavour.