What's Growing


Brassica oleracea var. capitata

Cabbage leaves with their gray-blue-green coloring have a waxy coating. These leaves overlap forming a center ball called the head. When it bolts, cabbage produces big yellow flowers.


Once the cabbage heads have reached the size you want, harvest by cutting the heads at their base with a harvesting knife. Heads that have matured may be split open.

• While you harvest, remove any yellowing or discolored leaves so that new, healthier leaves will be encouraged to grow.


Like most greens, cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked and do well in soups and salads. A farm favorite is to use cabbage for a good slaw to go with your summer barbecue or a taco night!