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Numerous small holes in the leaves of both vegetable and ornamental members of the cabbage family are usually the work of this tiny black beetle.
Farmer Bob's cabbage plot, just down the road, shows signs of serious chomping by the diamonback caterpillar, Plutella xylostella -- the world's number-one pest of plants in the cabbage family.
The good news is, according to the Society, the risk of developing cancer can be reduced by an overall dietary pattern that includes a high proportion of plant foods, especially green and dark yellow vegetables and those in the cabbage family, soy products and legumes, and limited intake of high-fat foods, particularly from animal sources.
Members of the cabbage family require heavy supplies of nitrogen, whereas root crops, such as carrots, parsnips, turnips and beetroot, need less nitrogen but more phosphate.
Kohl Rabi IT MAY be widely available in supermarkets, but Kohl rabi, a member of the cabbage family and a continental relative of the turnip, deserves a place in the vegetable plot.
Like other members of the cabbage family, calabrese grows best in rich soil, so dig in some well-rotted manure or compost before planting.
Whole fresh fruits (dark berries and dates, apples, citrus family) and vegetables (dark leafy greens, cabbage family, gourds) of different dark pigments (deep red, green, orange, yellow) should be important in the diet.
The book features step-by-step instructions on sowing and growing a variety of veg, set out in sections including salad crops, the pea family, cabbage family and onion family, root crops and sun-loving veg including tomatoes, peppers and chillies and aubergines.
A member of the cabbage family, the versatile kale is available in shops.
Hannah looks at the which encourage The three main groups are legumes (peas, beans, spinach, Swiss chard, sweetcorn), brassicas (the cabbage family, sprouting broccoli, cauliflower, kale, swede, turnip, Brussels sprouts) and root crops (carrots, celeriac, beetroot, garlic, courgette, parsnip, tomato, onion and shallot), with potatoes in a fourth bed.
Most of the veg tested are members of the cabbage family, suffering from the same pests, so you have to be vigilant against slugs and snails, flea beetles, cabbage white caterpillars and mealy aphids.
It is a member of the Chinese cabbage family and is great in a stir fry.
IT was once a rarity, but this member of the cabbage family is now fairly widely available in supermarkets but much more satisfying if you grow it yourself.
It is hard to believe that the members of the humble cabbage family have so many enemies.
In 2005 a study by International Agency for Cancer Research scientists said eating vegetables from the cabbage family could reduce the risk of lung cancer for people with a certain genetic make-up.