As home gardeners there are many reasons to grow cabbage. The best time to grow cabbage is in late spring and late summer into autumn because they grow best during the cool season. Not only are the different cabbage varieties that are part of the brassica family loaded with nutrient they are also great for healing. Red cabbage leaves have natural antiseptic properties and can be applied directly to wounds to encourage healing and comfort. Below are a few varieties mentioned in today’s presentation that are great to grow in our home garden.
- Red Cabbage
- Green Cabbage
- Bok Choy
- Napa Cabbage
- Savoy Cabbage
A big problem I have with growing many cabbages is defeating bugs that love the cabbage almost as much as I do. I keep it organic by applying a soap mix to the plant in the early morning after watering or an organic insect spray you can purchase on Amazon.
Now the fun part … cooking up the cabbages! Below are a few of the links mentioned in the video in today’s presentation. I’ve also included a printable recipe featuring Cabbage and Walnut Stir-fry that I enjoy cooking up year-round for my family to enjoy.