Take a look at the above plants. It's no secret that Illinois and much of the Midwest is in severe to extreme drought. But the cabbage above is 10 lbs. With minimal watering. And the plant above it - funny story. We had intended to buy cabbages, and we did. These plants looked just like seedling cabbages when we pulled them out of the "cabbage" box in the greenhouse. Well, we planted them and they grew, and grew, and grew. We had no idea what they were. Until one day, we saw broccoli heads at the top. Then we knew.
I had to look broccoli up then, and discovered that it is in the cabbage family. I didn't know that—embarrassing for someone whose family has an agricultural background. Oh, well. Live and learn. But the main thing is that things have been so dry, and as I have a well, I was concerned about running dry so I couldn't water much. But we still had produce - potatoes, cabbage, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, lettuce and onions. Even asparagus. We are harvesting much more than I thought we would. And we are grateful to God.