cabbages follow up

hey elaine,

ya know how i told you that i just left the cabbages to their own devices this winter. this is what happened.

ciao bella,
eileen

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sad cabbages

Elaine: here is a foto of the cabbages that we sadly didn’t have enough time to love and tend this past Summer…so all that is left is the memory…xoxo Rob

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Soaring cabbage prices catch kimchi-loving South Koreans in inflationary pickle – 10/5/2010 3:27:03 AM | Newser

 

FYI cabbage growers,

It’s a world-wide problem.

Soaring cabbage prices catch kimchi-loving South Koreans in inflationary pickle – 10/5/2010 3:27:03 AM | Newser.

 

via Soaring cabbage prices catch kimchi-loving South Koreans in inflationary pickle – 10/5/2010 3:27:03 AM | Newser.

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cabbage in my sink

Dear Elaine, here it is in my sink.
A lot of catepillars and snales fled. I kept some for you…
Love,
Elena
PS
Will you be able to make kim chi?
may I participate?

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Ok, starting to make napa heads…

Its cooled down and the cabbages are loving it. I hope to get a few more weeks in before a frost. Kale can handle a frost…but Napa seems a bit more delicate. The patch is still an unexpected range of sizes, given they were all sown at the same time in the same general area…Looking forward to a least a small batch of kimchi. yum. xx oo, Judi

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Comment for Forum topic: Napa Cabbages are not heading

A response on my post to a gardener’s forum:

Begin forwarded message:

From: info
Date: September 25, 2010 4:00:17 PM EDT
Subject: Comment for Forum topic: Napa Cabbages are not heading

Greetings cabbagepatch, Comment by mart: Napa is a cool weather crop. Napa is a cool weather crop. You probably could sow seed now and do better !! I grew some this year for the same reason,,Kimchi !! Did not head in Texas heat !! I used it as it was and still made great kimchi !! I did add a bit of mustard greens to mine !! It added to the spiceiness and was great !! Mine just sprawled like other greens in this summer heat !! http://kitchengardeners.org/forum/napa-cabbages-are-not-heading#comment-2826

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Words of encouragement

My Cabbage Friends,
It has certainly been an unusually hot summer. Apparently ideal for tomatoes (which were off the hook in their bounty after two or three years of blight and less-than-bounty) but not so great for cabbages–
so far. I’m sorry you all are having such a tough time (or at least your cabbages are) producing a head. If it’s any consolation, I walked through the Union Square Market a few times this past week and noted the skinny-assed Napa cabbages the pros had brought to market. Pathetic, really. It’s not you and your green thumbs, it’s the farmer’s almanac.
I’ll do some research to see if there’s some tricks to getting cabbages to head. Maybe a couple strategically placed rubberbands?
Meanwhile, I’ve gotten a couple face to face reports from some of you of cabbages happily thriving. David’s Napas are consorting with traditional smooth round cabbages. But he is more worried about the appearance of cabbage worms in their company. Ah, the plot thickens…
Keep your pictures coming. I’ll send you the results of my research. Send me your research results to share. Hugs,
Elaine

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