Cabbage is a healthy and inexpensive vegetable choice. It also tastes great and can be used in many different ways. You can enjoy the spicy taste and crunchy texture of raw cabbage or the sweetness of cooked cabbage. 

Start cabbage seeds indoors 5-7 weeks before the last frost, and set out the seedlings when they are 4-6 weeks old. Plant nursery-grown transplants 2 weeks before the average last frost date. Plant 12 to 24 inches apart in rows, depending on size of head desired. The closer you plant, the smaller the heads.