There is information on the Cabbage family and cabbage as a Biennial from the Seed TOPIC in the Food section of Troubled Times.
- Tolerates full shade; well-drained but damp, rich soil; alkaline(high pH) soil; long growing season; tolerates frost and wind. Cabbage is a cold weather crop. It loves the cool temperatures of Autumn and early Spring. It will only go to seed when the climate gets warmer, in late Spring or early Summer.