So you’ve harvested a few heads of cabbage from your garden before they split and you pull up the plants and dispose of them, right? No, wait. If you leave the plants in the garden, in a few weeks you’ll have more cabbage!
They won’t be as big, of course but just as good. You should get 3 or 4 soft ball-sized cabbages per plant, plus more smaller ones. You can do the same thing with broccoli. The extra spears will have more flavour than the original head. Maybe there’s been a frost or two and you’re thinking it’s time to put the garden to bed for the winter, now you have fresh cabbage! A last hurrah from the vegetable garden. 🙂