No homestead garden is complete without cabbage! A versatile vegetable that can be part of the summer diet (early varieties) or see you through those rooty winter months when there's not much for a leaf around (storage varieties). They can be direct seeded in the garden as soon as soil can be worked, although we generally start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. They can take a bit of frost, so you don't have to wait as long to transplant as you do with squash, tomatoes or peppers.