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Post  simpletwist on 6/10/2013, 3:47 pm

I followed the recommendations for soil and fertilizer from the book. And now this absolutely perfect growing weather is making my Savoy cabbage look like its growing in a nuclear garden!

Unfortunately I didn't plan my planting boxes very well. And the cabbage is so huge its covering up shorter pants like carrots and peppers.

Can I trim a few of the outer leaves without doing damage to what looks to be some killer cabbage?

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/10/2013, 3:49 pm

congrats on your big cabbage Very Happy

yes....trim off some outer layers of leaves and have them for dinner Very Happy

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/10/2013, 3:58 pm

Pictures, pictures, pictures please cheers

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Post  simpletwist on 6/10/2013, 4:10 pm

Thanks for the quick responses. I'll trim those leaves and put them in the Vitramix.

Pictures are coming.

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Post  camprn on 6/10/2013, 4:43 pm

I would trim them, zap them in the microwave for a minute or two and make stuffed cabbage for supper. What a Face

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Post  plantoid on 6/10/2013, 5:18 pm

@simpletwist wrote:I followed the recommendations for soil and fertilizer from the book. And now this absolutely perfect growing weather is making my Savoy cabbage look like its growing in a nuclear garden!

Unfortunately I didn't plan my planting boxes very well. And the cabbage is so huge its covering up shorter pants like carrots and peppers.

Can I trim a few of the outer leaves without doing damage to what looks to be some killer cabbage?

Hi ,
Savoy is a colder weather cabbage no wonder it's gone bananas on you . I holds well to a week of minus 5 o C after that or much lower it gets trashed unless you use bolt croppers or tree loppers to cut them all off and store frozen inside a thick layer of straw.

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Re: Over grown cabbage

Post  simpletwist on 6/11/2013, 1:18 pm

Here's what I'm talking about.







And it was perfect in the Vitamix.

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/11/2013, 1:45 pm

WOW! Your garden looks amazing!

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Post  simpletwist on 6/11/2013, 2:41 pm

@ArkansasSFGardener wrote:WOW! Your garden looks amazing!

Thanks. The weather has been absolutely perfect so Mother Nature can take a lot of the credit.

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/11/2013, 2:57 pm

That looks fantastic!!h

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