Well, we finally did it. We harvested our giant cabbages that have been growing happily for the last few months. surprisingly, they both had very little pest damage – just a few nibbles here and there on the outside leaves. Initially, we had planned to weigh the cabbages individually just to get an idea of the weight, I even borrowed a set of fishing scales from a friend for the event, but I simply couldn’t lift them on my own!
Andy managed to get a hold of one of them but only for the shortest time that it took to take the photo!
Thanks again go to my Uncle Jimmy for giving me the small seedlings and the best advice on their growing conditions. Here’s to bigger and better next year!!
But how do they taste?
(its only envy)
They taste fab. Just like cabbage 😉
well done Debbie, I have been to Jimmy’s over the week-end and have brought a slice of one of his giant cabbage’s home and nice it id too, Aunty Dawn xx
Thanks Auntie Dawn. Tell uncle Jimmy that I said thanks and i’m coming to him for hints and tips again next year. Any spare plants are gratefully received. Xxx
OMG Debbi, we all know what veg you’re having on your Sunday lunch, Congrats
Love Diane x
Shared most if it it extended family and friends. My family love cabbage but you know what they say about too much of a good thing…….x
They are fantastic, we were only talking about cabbages last Sunday on my blog. 🙂
Cabbage all the way I say. No1 veg as far as I am concerned. Xx
They really do look great… Are the seeds available on line? I could have great fun with these in Italy 🙂
Not sure. I had these from Uncle Jimmy. The variety is Cornish Heirloom. Think that u may be able to order online if you do a search. X
Thanks I will have a search 🙂
Let me know how u get on. Brilliant variety, very easy to grow and maintain. X
Bigger and better?
Love that attitude!
But these look tremendous already!
Positive, mental attitude. I just hope that the growing season next year treats me kind!
Oh my! That cabbage is as big as our entire allotment! 🙂 well done what a monster! Lots of cabbage recipes for you now 🙂 x
Thanks for your comment. It’s a good job that my family and I all love cabbage!!
Very impressive! Well done!
Thanks. I enjoyed the challenge.
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Thanks Vick. Xx
Wow! I am so disappointed in everything brassica in my garden this year due to pest damage. I am impressed with your giant cabbage. Congratulations!
Thanks. I had great success this year. I think next year I will try the giant cabbage experiment again and see if I can improve. 🙂
I realise it was in October you had this giant cabbage but since it was so big maybe you are still having it for dinners! I am so impressed! Hope I can grow something as big with next year as it’s my first on an allotment. Well done!
Oh believe me, we are still eating it! It has still stayed fresh and not gone limp as you would expect with vegetables that have been picked. Give them a go next year. They are definitely worth the effort. 🙂
My apologies for the late reply Lindy. I’m sure your allotment will be full of wonderful produce. Have fun experimenting with different varieties too.