Sunday, November 22, 2009


I usually do not plant cabbages in my tiny gardens, as they take up so much space and, with only one harvest, give relatively little bang for your buck. However, this year, when I came across some savoy cabbage plants, I purchased four. I have been pulling off the lower, outer leaves and feeding them to the hens for weeks, and they have been so excited to get them! Yesterday I harvested the first big, fat cabbage head for myself, and it is beautiful. Look at that pale, cream interior, the tightly formed head, and those crinkled leaves. Very few indications of insect damage. I think the lizards and toads really did their job this season, eating all the cabbage loopers (caterpillars) that otherwise would have made a mess of this beautiful vegetable.