Cabbage is a cool season vegetable that is known for being hardy and relatively easy to grow. The crisp heads of cabbage are used in recipes such as salads, stir-fries, and sauerkrauts. Tolerant of frost, Cabbage can be planted early in the spring so it has time to mature before summer heat takes hold. Plant cabbage in sun to partial shade, water evenly and regularly to guarantee a robust and healthy plant. Common pest are Cabbage loopers, Cabbage worm, and aryworms. These can be removed by hand or sprayed with a biological pesticide containing Bacillus thuringiensis. Control slugs by using sand, diatomaceous earth, or copper wire. Great companion plants for cabbage are nasturtiums and alyssums to ward off harmful insects.