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Cabbage is a versatile plant that can be grown throughout the winter as either an edible or an ornamental.

Cabbage is in the same plant family as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and collards. It can be eaten raw in cole slaw, pickled in sauerkraut, or cooked into a variety of dishes.

The time to plant cabbage is September through January or February, depending on where you live in the state.

As with all vegetables, be sure to give this one plenty of sun and water. Try to irrigate in the early morning, since this allows the leaves to dry out in the sun and helps prevent common fungal diseases.


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