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rachelbrooks

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine ☀️freedom 👩🏻‍🌾 and a little flower 🌸

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

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rachelbrooks

First cabbage - from veg bed to plate in less than half an hour. It was yum! #gyo #localproduce 😉#thingswotigrewfromseed

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jeatacake

That's pretty impressive 👏👏👏

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jaynehynesburton

Really Well Done Rachel 😀

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nessas

Looks yummy Rach well done you 👌🏻💚

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vonnylovesolly

Fantastic 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 xx

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charlottejhurst

that looks perfect 😄😄😄

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jadojado29

Well if you had have told me & Julie @vec we would have come round and hoped you eat it mi Amiga @rachelbrooks it looks perfect 😘

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columbiariver

It's picture perfect!

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh yummy! Grown to perfection 😊

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daisy-jane

Oh wow you got girl,looks great bet it was delish Hun 😘

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jeff ☺️ considering I'd never grown anything from seed before this year I was as pleased as punch (even if I say so myself! 😬) @jeatacake

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rachelbrooks

Aww thanks Jayne 😘 - made Paul laugh as I was slicing it - said to him "I made a cabbage!" Seems funny that I actually grew it! ☺️ @jaynehynesburton

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rachelbrooks

My largest cabbage, Carole - it's called 'Primo' - does say it's a summer cabbage which can be harvested between June and September, but the heart doesn't seem very big - they all have a lot of outer leaves (holey ones at that! 😬) @carolecuttingitfine #gyo #cabbage

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Jasonsparkes1

Think I've smoked too much today, as I instantly wondered why you'd named your cabbage Carole 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Well I even put a comma in after cabbage, as I thought that when I re-read it Jase! 😂 @Jasonsparkes1 but I think now I should name all my cabbages...

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susanhumphrey333

It's like a sprout 😊 but without the sprout taste I'm not keen on. Hope it gets bigger for you 👍

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rachelbrooks

It is! I always thought sprouts were just baby cabbages when I was little and I love sprouts too! Should look to see when I can plant them... @susanhumphrey333

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Jasonsparkes1

Should def name them I think!! 😁

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linfoster

I have been eating some of the outer leaves they are really tasty but i leave most of the outer for the snails so that they leave the heart alone which should get bigger over the next 2 weeks Rachel but watch out for white butterfly eggs and scrape them off before they hatch into hungry caterpillar 🐛

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carolecuttingitfine

Was just going to write an essay then read what @linfoster had written, she's summed it all up! 😊 you can throw fleece over it secured down to avoid the dreaded caterpillar 🐛 🐛 I cover summer brassicas but not winter ones like sprouts.. I think I'm ok with being named after a cabbage @Jasonsparkes1 ?! I've been called worse 😂😂😂

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susanhumphrey333

Your own sprouts at Christmas would be lovely. It's the only time I eat them. Well, it's compulsory isn't it 😂 Alan can eat them all year round, but I try to discourage it 😂

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rachelbrooks

Thanks girls - I did wonder if you could eat the outer leaves but funnily enough I thought I'd leave them for the same reason Lin. I'll leave them a little while longer then 👍🏼 and despite having the net over them from the moment I sowed them I still saw a cabbage white get in there the other day! 🙄 and maybe I'd better get some of the fleece then Carole 👍🏼 I did intend to replace the net/cage but just didn't get round to it 🙄Do you cover all your veg? @linfoster @carolecuttingitfine

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rachelbrooks

Oh it would Sue! 👍🏼 and most definitely - it wouldn't be the same without them and then in the bubble and squeak on Boxing Day! 😋 @susanhumphrey333 it's funny how we don't eat them much throughout the rest of the year...

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linfoster

I used to have a net cage over mine when i had my allotment Rachel as i wasn't there every day only to water but now I grow everything at home i dont net i just check over every other day and it seems to be sufficient.

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