Cabbage is a nutritious food with a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and fibre. Cabbage can be eaten fresh, as a stir-fry, or made into sauerkraut, stews, and cabbage rolls.
Here are some of the different varieties of cabbage that can grow in Saskatchewan.
The dense cabbage head in the middle of this plant will be great to store.
These cabbages are planted earlier in order to be harvested earlier and are typically smaller in size. They do not have a long storage period, so must be eaten shortly after harvesting.
These cabbages mature at a slower rate than early cabbages. They form medium-sized cabbage heads.
These cabbages form the largest heads and take the longest to mature. They are great for storing in a cool, dark place.
These cabbages have a longer growing season. They are great for salads.
Potatoes come in many different shapes, colours, and sizes depending on what they will be used for. Potato plants should be ‘hilled,’ which means to pile dirt on top of the seed potato. This prevents the potatoes from being sun burnt and protects them from frost. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and carbohydrates.
These potato plants have been hilled.
This farmer is harvesting potatoes.
This video shows the interesting process of harvesting potatoes on a Saskatchewan farm.