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January 28, 2013

I took inventory of the remaining cabbage “on the stump” in the garden.

Ten heads remain, so this isn’t what the clever title is about.

“Eleven” is for pounds, the weight of this particular head. (It is representative of the majority of what is left in the garden; the balance are a slightly smaller variety.) It is rather hefty so I’m now motivated to look for more recipe ideas on the interweb.


The top leaf has some browned areas from the dozens of frosts that have hit it over the last couple of months, but everything underneath is in great shape.

This might make up for last fall’s lettuce disappointment (damn seeding eating varmints) although I imagine that we might be cabbaged-out by march.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2013 8:20 pm

    Bruce, You can’t go wrong with coleslaw. You could also make sauerkraut. Add a few bratwursts and you’ve got a great meal.

    • January 28, 2013 10:44 pm

      We’ve made some delicious slaw before but I don’t crave it in the winter; sad since the best cabbage is available now.

      Don’t tell Patty but some homemade sauerkraut has to be tested. 😉

  2. January 28, 2013 8:25 pm

    Don’t forget stuffed cabbage leaves – definitely winter comfort food.

    What did you feed your cabages to get them that big? I have a few seedlings in the ground now (one less since one of my chickens broke into the vegie patch and pulled one out by the roots) and I want them to grow up to be just like yours!

    • January 28, 2013 10:41 pm

      Good idea. We stuffed some brussel sprout eaves a couple of winters ago with some asian spiced rice/veggies.

      I worked in a lot of leaf compost and composted manure initially, then side dressed a couple of times with some really nasty but effective liquid fish emulsion.

      And early on, before the fall rains came and things cooled a bit, I had the drip irrigation supplementing regularly. This made a big difference in almost everything i grew….

  3. Carson Craig permalink
    January 28, 2013 9:30 pm


    • January 28, 2013 10:44 pm

      Also my same reaction when i lifted it after cutting….

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