Cabbage thrives in cool weather. In most areas, you can plant an early crop for fresh eating and a late crop—usually the more problem free and tasty of the two—primarily for winter storage.
Choose early varieties such as 'Primax' for summer harvest; midseason and late-season cultivars for storage.
Mini cabbages such as 'Gonzales', harvested when only 6 inches in diameter, are perfect for small gardens.
Loose-leaf versions include Chinese cabbages, like bok choy, and ornamental cabbages.
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