Cabbage is a cool season plant but it takes a little planning to get it to thrive in the full cold of winter. Winter cabbages have smaller heads and are harder. These are late season varieties of cabbage, but with a little protection, keeping cabbages over winter is possible for most types. If you love cabbage, winter growing varieties will provide the fresh flavor well into the cold season. Planting of winter cabbage starts in June, and the first products are expected in December and January. Total area of winter cabbages is 4 ha.