The classic garden cabbage may not really be Dutch--it was actually brought to the new world by German immigrants (the same way most people called "Pennsylvania Dutch," are actually from German stock), but Dutch or German, it's still the best, with firm heads measuring about 12" in diameter.
When and Where to Plant: Start early varieties indoors 5-7 weeks before
last frost. Before planting, harden plants for one week, by putting outdoors
during the day. Sow late varieties outdoors in late spring. A late summer
planting is recommended in mild winter areas. Plant in a sunny location
where cabbage was not grown the previous year. Enrich soil with vegetable
food. Firm soil over seed and keep moist.
Care: Keep soil moist, weed free and feed every 4-6 weeks. Protect from
Harvesting: Harvest when head is firm, cutting just below lowest leaves.