Family Gardening #15: Bonus – Purple Sauerkraut!

Growing Purple Cabbages = Make Great Homemade Sauerkraut!

My husband grew purple cabbages this year and treated himself to the purchase of a new crock so that he could make his own sauerkraut for years to come.

After cutting, shredding, salting, and stuffing the crock full he had to wait for over 8 weeks before the product was ready to compliment our family meals.

During the waiting period he stored the crock full of cabbage in our cellar on a tray and whenever I passed by it to do the laundry I could hear the funny “burbling” sounds and see a purplish liquid gathering around the bottom. It truly seemed like a mysterious science experiment in progress!

He often had to feed it more water (he’s still not sure why) and is working on fine tuning the process for next year including a focus on what cabbages to grow.

All-in-all it was a great P.L.A.Y. garden project and the family is happily consuming the results.



Thanks for stocking our shelves with “Oh my, homemade goodness”!

More P.L.A.Y. garden series past posts and early Spring 2021 beginnings HERE!

Beautiful purple cabbages in progress – July 2020