Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Cabbage Story

My daughter's 3rd grade class is participating in Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. In the spring, each child was given a cabbage to plant. Each plant started out looking like the above picture. We have been nurturing the cabbage for weeks. I do not have a green thumb but my brother has a wonderful garden.

He has been taking care of the cabbage and even fenced in the plant to protect it. The cage is three feet high and surrounds the cabbage. No potential diners should have gotten through. My brother called me early this morning with panic in his voice. When he checked on the cabbage this morning, this is what he saw.

Something ATE the entire cabbage leaving only the stump. The cabbage is supposed to grow and weigh THIRTY pounds. The only plants that survive in my house are cactus and fake plants.

Does anyone know where I can buy a thirty pound cabbage?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't understand what happened. I have rabbits in the yard, but the fence keeps them out. The morning of the incident (4:30 am) I walked out to look at the garden and notice two squirrels sitting on the wood pile looking at me as their mouths watered. I left for work, and when I got home I walked out to the garden and could not believe my eyes. The only thing eaten was the cabbage. No signs of digging under the fence. I can't figure out what happened. Maybe the squirrels, maybe the neighbor who also has a garden and seems to be jealous. Your Brother.