Wednesday, August 05, 2009

In the garden....











A little note about this picture....
I harvested the head from this cabbage plant and left the bottom 5-6 leaves according to the instruction of Dick Raymond's Joy of Gardening. He promised the plant would grow a few new heads before the growing season was done. And look here -- five new babies are sprouting. The thing I love about cabbages is that they seem to be hardier than most plants in my garden and continue growing even in the cold, late fall of the north country.

8 comments:

  1. It's all so beautiful! Enjoy!

    Joyce

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  2. what a bounty! we're enjoying the same kinds - except cabbage - I'll have to plant some next year.

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  3. Wow! Looks like your garden has been very successful this year. And what a great cabbage tip -- I always thought they took up an awful lot of room for just one head of cabbage!

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  4. Looks like a wonderful yield. Do you make borsch? My mom's cabbage borsch would love those cabbages in it :0)

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  5. That is the most beautiful cabbage I've ever seen!

    frances

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  6. Plain ol'....it really is fun to go to the garden and see how everything's growing.

    Island Sparrow, I just love cabbage as does my whole family. We've come up with some especially good ways to eat it.

    Thimbleanna, I'm so glad I went back to that book because I *thought* there was a tip about picking cabbage and letting smaller heads grow. I'm excited to see how they grow out. Cabbages do take up the room, but they are so pretty, I think.

    Ellen B., I have never made borsch, but I ought to try.

    Left-handed Housewife,
    They are pretty cabbages, aren't they? I'm very fond of them. Such rich purple color.

    Jody

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  7. Oh your garden looks wonderful (so much better then mine) enjoy it for me xoxox Clarice

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  8. Yummy fresh produce! Your garden looks fab. Hmmm, re-generating mutiple heads ~ who knew? Truth is stranger than fiction. ;-) We just picked our first ripe tomato and cut it into five tiny pieces so we could all have a taste. So fresh and flavorful.

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