What are Cole Crops?
Cole crops include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and kale. All belong to the Brassica, or mustard, family, and are descendants of wild cabbage. As a group, cole crops are usually nutritional powerhouses and packed with vitamins and minerals.
Cole crops thrive in cooler weather and are often planted in the spring and fall gardens. Most can withstand a light frost. Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are often started by seed indoors and transplanted to the garden.