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Cabbage from the garden.

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Since getting our little plot of land at the back of our house at the start of the year, so far we've had peas, onions and some potatoes on our plates! We have lots more potatoes planted and we also have pumpkins, corn, curly kale, tomatoes, parsnips, peppers and the cabbage growing, that although isn't fully gown I couldn't resist cutting some for dinner today. I was about to buy some when I was shopping during the week and then thought, hey we have our own cabbage growing!! Its the savoy type of cabbage which I love. Cant wait to taste it, I got a pot full from the one cabbage we cut. We're having it with bacon and roast potatoes. Yum yum pigs bum cabbage and potatoes LOL. 

Its a learning experience for us growing our own vegetables, so far we have made a few mistakes. We had a disaster with our carrots because we plated them too close together and they didn't grow very well, my red onions didn't grow well either and we have planted some things without enough space. Next year we will know better and hopefully have better growth, suppose you learn from your mistakes.

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We live in central Indiana and I work at Purdue Extension and several people have had trouble with their peppers this year.  I think they said it was the wet spring and hot summer.

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hi

this year i had a bigger garden than last year. last year it was bad my tomatoes wouldn grow they died with no tomatoes, etc.

this year i added to the soil that i tilled manure compost,mushroom compost and also some miracle grow to the soil. that helped! i have tomatoes glore from just 8 plants still have them and green tomatoes to. i also planted my favorite beans: italian green beans, baby lima beans, cabbage (they didnt do to good and bugs got them) i even seven dusted them, also my green peppers didnt do good out of four plants probably got just 5 the rest had black spots on them (wonder what that was), i also planted brussel sprouts by mistake lol, i thought they were cabbage plants when i got bought the plants, cause it was right next to the cabbage plants, also planted cucumers, had alot of those and they got big too.

Re: Cabbage from the garden.

hi

this year i had a bigger garden than last year. last year it was bad my tomatoes wouldn grow they died with no tomatoes, etc.

this year i added to the soil that i tilled manure compost,mushroom compost and also some miracle grow to the soil. that helped! i have tomatoes glore from just 8 plants still have them and green tomatoes to. i also planted my favorite beans: italian green beans, baby lima beans, cabbage (they didnt do to good and bugs got them) i even seven dusted them, also my green peppers didnt do good out of four plants probably got just 5 the rest had black spots on them (wonder what that was), i also planted brussel sprouts by mistake lol, i thought they were cabbage plants when i got bought the plants, cause it was right next to the cabbage plants, also planted cucumers, had alot of those and they got big too.

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Thanks farmhousebabrb. BTW the cabbage was nice. Only one who didn't really like it was my middle son, whos 12, but hes not keen on vegetables anyway, its always a bonus if he even takes a few mouthfuls LOL.

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At least he tried it!!! Kids can be so picky..LOL!!!!

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Sounds as if you're doing fine! Don't be too upset about the carrots. They have to be thinned several times to get nice sized ones. Just keep trying and you'll get better each year!! I'm happy that you have what you do,there's no comparison to home-grown vegetables.