Cruciferous Vegetables for the Winter Garden

Cruciferous Vegetables for the Winter Garden

Growing Food, Organic Gardening
Dig in now - with cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower transplants - and a healthy harvest of these cancer-preventing vegetables will be ready to serve within two or three months. It is not too late to plant broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, even in September in most places. These vegetables will survive most winters and then be ready to harvest in February through March. Cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are among vegetables known as cruciferous - so named for the cross-like shape of their flowers - and have been widely documented in research around the world as having properties that prevent cancer. These vegetables should be planted in a sunny location, in rich, well-drained soil. All are hardy annuals that will tolerate evening temperatures in the 40-70 degrees range, so gardeners should watch…
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