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Post  Rob J on 6/13/2013, 10:52 pm

Hello all, I'm new to the concept of square foot gardening, well new to gardening in general for that matter.  Anyway, I have a real healthy looking cabbage plant (quite pleased with that) but the lower leaves are spreading really wide.  Can I trim the lower leaves without damaging the plant?  Any input would be appreciated.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/14/2013, 6:59 am

welcome Rob J!  You are not the first one to have the issue with cabbages.  Certainly trim a few lower leaves.  Lots of different things you can do with those leaves besides tossing them in the compost heap as well.  Below is a link to another thread where someone had a similar problem.  Happy SFG'ing!

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t15993-over-grown-cabbage?highlight=cabbage+leaves

In the upper left-hand corner of the site there is a search box.  We are a gabby group, so there are threads on an amazing variety of subjects.  Search and ask away!  Post pics of your cabbage and whatever else you have going in your garden.  We LOVE pics!

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Post  mschaef on 6/14/2013, 8:13 pm

glad you\'re here
To the group. And GG is right go right ahead and trim the outer leaves.
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Post  Rob J on 6/15/2013, 6:54 am

Thank you for the information, I'll work on getting over to the "introduce yourself" thread and put up a couple of pictures of our first attempt at gardening.
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Post  camprn on 6/15/2013, 7:38 am

Take care to not trim off too many leaves, the plant needs them to collect sunshine and feed itself.

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