But it isn't all pretty flowers and copious harvests of veggies. There's bugs to deal with and dirt under your fingernails and sweat and alot of times getting something to work right depends on what color socks you have on that day. At least it seems that way to me.
So I'm going to air some of my dirty laundry here today. Here it is in all its glory (click to biggify for an upclose look at the mean green mother from outer space):
I wouldn't get too close - it might take your arm off. Cabbagezilla
Seriously...what the heck is wrong with that cabbage plant that it looks like it came from some other planet? And I've got three of them that look the same way. They came from the same pack of starts as the normal cabbage plants, which all have heads forming on them and are looking good. Were they traumatized as seedlings? Did I not talk to them enough? :-)
Somebody told me that they will never form heads and that I should pull them, but now I'm kind of fascinated to see what happens with them. Maybe they're just biding their time before they go on to break the current world record for largest cabbage of 125.9 pounds.
Any cabbage growers out there with any ideas on why this happens? I could sure use some sage advice.