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Tara_H

So I guess this is year 6! Hard to believe. Still taming 2.5 acres of countryside after a life lived in the city.

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

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Tara_H

Summer #cabbage Stonehead. #seeds #cataloguing #gyo

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Tara_H

#cabbage starting to form heads despite being a bit nibbled around the edges 😁 #gyo

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Tara_H

You were right, Kim, this one came up with no resistance and there were grubs on the end 😲😠 (they fell off​ while I was adjusting the focus... 😐) @Mikekally I'll go in search of collars online today...

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Mikekally

😠😠😠

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Mikekally

It's so annoying, horrible little buggers!

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Tara_H

In the end I've ordered a bunch of insect mesh, it will keep off the butterflies too; I'm sick of doing egg patrol... @Mikekally

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Mikekally

Good call @tara_h let me know how it goes. I ordered some cabbage collars so we can compare! Also treated myself to some wool pellets, hope I get as good results as you did!

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Tara_H

Good luck with the pellets, I've been very happy with them! @Mikekally

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Tara_H

#cabbage patch - one is suspiciously limp... They're giving me more stress than any of the other veg and #idontevenlikecabbage 😐

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Mikekally

Ahhhhh this is how it started with mine!

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Tara_H

Oh don't say that 🤢 @Mikekally maybe I should just burn it all with fire... 🔥🔥🔥

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Mikekally

I dug one of them up when it started to flop, rinsed off all the soil and grubs, and replanted. Gonna dig it up again at the weekend to check but I'm hopeful

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Mikekally

Also ordered cabbage collars from eBay!

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Tara_H

Pulled up the suspicious #cabbage this morning and replaced it with one of the reserves... I couldn't find any indication of what was wrong but it did seem to have much fewer roots than it should. For comparison, this is the one beside it, it's about 4 times the size!

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Tara_H

Kim, I've been examining my cabbages very carefully since I saw your pic and this one is worrying me a bit... Did yours look anything like this? @Mikekally

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Mikekally

Mine looked perfectly fine except for two bottom leaves that were yellowing but was lying on its side. When I gave it a tug it came out of the soil with no resistance at all

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Mikekally

There were no roots below what was in the pic, and mine were a lot bigger than yours, so I'd expect much more roots. I didn't disturb the soil to look for the rest of them in case I spread them to other plants or gave them an opening

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Tara_H

Thanks, I guess there's something else going on there then... I still have some 'on the bench', maybe I should just scrap this one and replace it.

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Mikekally

If you give it a tug does it resist at all? @Tara_H

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Mikekally

Worst case, lift it out and take a look? mine were overcrowding anyway, so I didn't have room to do that without bothering it's neighbour

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Tara_H

Yeah, I pulled it a little and pushed back some of the soil and didn't see anything weird @Mikekally

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Mikekally

Ah cool, I saw those little grubs straight away, they're not shy!

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Tara_H

All the rest look perfectly normal and are attracting butterflies... 🙄

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Mikekally

Is that mares tail poking through? Maybe it's roots are getting choked by that?

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Tara_H

Yeah, those damn things are everywhere... It's entirely possible it's got root damage from them... They pushed some of my asparagus roots completely out of the ground!

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Tara_H

#cabbage plants starting to look properly cabbagey 😁

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Tara_H

The rest of the #cabbage that won't fit in the #raisedbed

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Mikekally

Wow, you'd better have a farmer's market stall booked...

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Tara_H

Hehe, I'm hoping there will be some sort of school fair in the local town that I can donate things to 😁 @Mikekally

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Tara_H

Put out some #cabbages to see how they get on... Only have one set of leaves but they've been living outside for the past few days and seem happy about it #idontevenlikecabbage anyway 😅

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Mikekally

And you have your #squarefootgardening going on too!

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Tara_H

Hehe yeah you got me reading up on it more and I figured it wasn't too late for the beds I hadn't planted yet! 😁 @Mikekally

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Tara_H

The other cabbage came up in a more sensible direction #cabbage #gyo

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Tara_H

#cabbage coming up this morning 😄 #gyo #brassica #croprotation #idontevenlikecabbage

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Mikekally

Haha, love the hashtag, i was thinking the same thing! Have cabbage, butternut squash, broccoli, beans, all sorts of goodies growing that the other half doesn't like. Will be handing stuff away!

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Tara_H

My husband has notions of making sauerkraut, we'll see how well that pans out... 😅 Otherwise I may be gifting people random cabbages this year!

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Mikekally

I've already presented "gifts" of extra pea sprouts to half my office, slowly turning work canteen into a greenhouse 😆

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Tara_H

Golden Acre variety... I'm not a big cabbage fan, but it seems like the done thing 😂

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