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What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby abrogard » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:54 pm

See how the top of this cabbage has been eaten like cut with a knife... round and round...


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Like somebody cut through the thing...



Anyone know what does that?
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby kombi69 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:04 pm

can you get a close up of the purpled area? that looks weird.

my early guess is that something chomped when cabbage younger, as the head has formed and opened it appears as a cut. rabbits?
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby kombi69 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:12 pm

upon further research think it might be "split cabbage heads" (google image search)

but still, can you get a close up of the purpled area? that looks weird.
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby abrogard » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:03 pm

I think you are right. Just a split head from incorrect growth. Probably my fault. I belatedly started watering quite frequently - put in some drip irrigation. That might have done the damage. Ah well, live and learn...

I'll get you a pic tomorrow - it's just a stalk coming up, I think as suggested in this post I found tonight:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/midatl/msg062245075795.html?2

They suggest this interesting fix - or to stop it getting any worse, a 'half fix' or something... won't spoil the surprise, let you find it for yourself.

thanks for the reply

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p.s. The following day: Sorry. Can't get a pic. Turns out that's the cabbage we ate last night. I don't have another with the same feature...
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby tam » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:49 pm

Just click on the image and it will enlarge.
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby kombi69 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:15 am

tam wrote:Just click on the image and it will enlarge.

thx, already did that, want to see closer still. Think abrogard's supplied link has the answer about what it is. Curious about the purple colouring though.
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby abrogard » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:48 pm

Ah... just had another thought... the purple colouring... that's a bit of 'local colour' I think.

I grew red cabbage in with my sugar loaf and my broccoli - and I got some purple cabbages and I've been led to believe that's the reason.

Forgot about that. It was all the talk at our place for a while.

Just how that works I don't know. Those 'half coloured' cabbages were grown from seed packets, they didn't pop up of their own accord. Or from my own saved seed. But maybe I'm wrong about that. Maybe I MUST be wrong about that?
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby karyn » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:03 am

It looks like a normal cabbage head going to seed. I feed mine to the chooks if they do that, unless I can use it quickly.
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Re: What Eats Cabbages So Neatly?

Postby abrogard » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:13 am

Yep, that's what I say, just a stalk coming up.

But red from the red cabbage. How's that work? How could that be? Before cross pollination you'd have to have a cabbage go to seed, cross pollinated seed, and then grow from that seed, wouldn't you? But I didn't do that. I grew from commercial seed.
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