01 July 2008

Louder Than Bombs


One of our cabbages actually exploded. Hold on a bit, this is still settling in.



Okay, I'm better.

So I lifted the row cover earlier today to check on things in brassica land and as you can see, one of our cabbages literally burst at the seams. At first I thought an animal got in there and had themselves a picnic, but upon closer inspection I could see that there were no chew marks and both sides of the split matched up like you could almost squeeze it back together (kind of like continental drift, but without South America and Africa spooning).

We're guessing that it had to do something with the amount of water it's been receiving, but we're really not sure. Either way, we ate it and it was delicious.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

yep, cabbages will split if there are heavy rains. good that you harvested it right away, as they tend to start to rot after this happens.

Katie said...

Uhh... is that supposed to happen?

Robbyn said...

LOL..you're growing "pre-sliced cabbage"! Looks like a nice head of cabbage, split or no :)

el said...

Wow, I have only ever heard of that happening. Kinda cool: your own back-yard fireworks. Stand back! We've got slaw!

Vegmonkey said...

Nice one...bet it would be very hard to doif you tried..what next, pre-sliced carrots?

Meryl said...

As others have said, it's a water thing. If they get a sudden influx of water when they're about to be full grown anyway, they can't expand fast enough.

Twinville said...

Nice thing about exploding cabbages, compared to a loaf of bread.....looks don't matter.

And I bet it did taste great!

Taylor said...

Holy shit...that's got to be a good sign, right?

Just found your blog, by the by, and I'm loving it!

Kelly said...

Hey everyone,
Boy have I been slacking on the comment returns. Sorry about that. Anywho, since this post, all of our other cabbages have been fine. I think this one was just pretty close to done and then a sudden rainstorm we had after a long dry spell was just a bit too much.

Oh, Taylor, it's good to have you stop by. Welcome.