Archive for July 2011

Now that’s a cabbage!

Sam brought a small cabbage plant home from school earlier in the year in a cup. I’m not sure what science project his class was working on but apparently it involved planting a cabbage seed. Most of the “plant a seed in a cup” type of projects our household undertakes end up not working out. The cup sits on the shelf in the kitchen and the plant eventually dies from lack of water or sunlight or some mishap like being knocked off the shelf.

Sam the Man, and his cabbage

Sam the Man, and his cabbage

This time was an exception though because somehow we managed to get the cabbage transplanted to the garden at the right time of year, in the right soil, with the right moisture, and the dog and crickets and kids all managed to leave it alone so it could grow. And grow it did. It turned out to be the biggest cabbage plant I’ve ever seen.

The summer garden

The summer garden

Sam and Diana (ignore those brown spots in the lawn...)

Sam and Diana (ignore those brown spots in the lawn…)

We might have let it get a little too big because when Sam finally cut it and trimmed off the loose outer leaves, the cabbage was still nearly bigger than him and had a huge oval shape. Nancy cut it up and used it for a variety of dishes so it wasn’t just a “show cabbage” as it was able to fill the measure of its creation by filling our stomachs.

Now that's a cabbage!

Now that’s a cabbage!

Congratulations Sam on growing such a beast of a cabbage.