Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A cabbage named Greg...

So...back in November all the kids in our oldest Granddaughters class were given cabbage plants to participate in Bonnie's 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.

She planted the cabbage in my garden November 26th and at the time she decided she wanted to name her plant. Since she wanted the cabbage to grow really big she said, "I'm going to name my plant Greg." Greg is her Dad. He is almost 6'8" tall.

I told her the object was to make the cabbage as wide as possible instead of as tall as possible.

She looked at me, her Grandma of some girth. She looked at the cabbage. She looked at me again. She opened her mouth...and then smart girl that she is she said, "Yeah, Grandma, I'm going to name my cabbage Greg!"

So Greg has been happily growing in the garden since the end of November and now that we're having a heat spell, he decided to crack. Not crack up. Just crack.

So...

Last night we pulled him up by his little roots and took a lot of pictures and weighed him...a little over ten pounds, thank you very much...





I just can't help but thinking, though, that maybe she should have named the cabbage after me.

Then we would have had a twenty pounder for sure!

Sigh...

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49 comments:

Ms. Candice said...

I think Gregg is looking good! You should be proud, and researching cabbage soup recipes.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Smart girl! And what a gorgeous cabbage! I think Greg's a winner:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Greg is looking mighty tasty! Whatcha cookin? Enjoy:@)

Wanda Metcalf said...

Oh how proud she must be!!! That is a wonderful cabbage what ever the name. Should have have been Charlie (sheen) cuz it WINNING!! lol

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Wanda..... said...

Big and Beautiful Greg just isn't the same as Big and Beautiful Jenny either! Granddaughter is a real cabbage patch doll, though!

Arkansas Patti said...

Now that is a big cabbage. Hope you have a lot of recipes.
Not sure I could eat anything I named. She has the soul of a gardener.

Susannah said...

Great story and wonderful photos too! :-)

Thanks as always for making me smile. x

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Will she be eating Gregg?

La said...

I have a nice corned beef brisket, named Dharma in the freezer. She wants to know if Greg would like to come for Sunday dinner....

Tell your grandlittle Greg is a very impressive head of cabbage.

Diane said...

Greg the Cabbage. I love it. And what an impressive cabbage he is!

And 6'8"? Wow! Is he a pro basketball player?!

Karen S. said...

So very cool Jenny! Mr. Greg the cabbage is the finest cabbage I ever have seen! What a cool tribute too...for such a lovely granddaughter and most charming cabbage of all I'm sure! Well he's got personality for sure!!!!

Jeanie said...

I love how proud she looks in all the pictures. She may have a different look on her face when it comes to eating Greg.

Donnie said...

Things always grow bigger once they are named. Great photos.

Carol said...

@Donnie....I'm headed out to name all my plants in the garden!!!

Holy moley! Look at that!! Way to go J!!!! To think I saw it in person before he was a famous head of cabbage!!

Amy said...

WOW!!! Great job Julia. {Ahem,Jenny - Stephen likes to garden too...wink, wink..}

Terra said...

My final thought as I read this post was "oh jenny" -

Love the cabbage named Greg!

Viki said...

Wow, that is one HUGE cabbage. I could make a lot of stuffed cabbages out of that LOL.

Dazee Dreamer said...

hahaha. That is a huge freaking cabbage. Good for her. I loved that she named him. Thats was good ole PMA does for you.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You have me laughing this morning. I just hope you all like cabbage because 10 pounds is still a pretty good size. She's so cute proudly posing with her cabbage.

the 'Trees said...

Jenny, Joey brought home one of those plants last week...We (I) didn't get it in the ground for a couple days and it's not looking so good...Hopefully it'll grow!

Love the pics of Julia and her cabbage!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nice cabbage and the smile on her face is priceless. If she named it after me it might have been a 30 pounder! hugs, Linda

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Jenny, this is amazing! Now, I need to name my plants too!
XO

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

OH MY! I love cabbage and can't sayu that I've seen one this big. Do you plan on eatting it?

Judie said...

That cabbage is simply gorgeous! It would make a terrific painting as part of a still life!! Little cutie would make a great painting as well!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Greg is beautiful! (as is your Grand!)

Ames said...

She is so pretty Jenny! And that sure is one big cabbage. Yum! Kielbasa, Cabbage, potaoes and onions. Throw in some corn bread and I'll be right over!~Ames

Amy said...

All I can think when I see that is "Feed me, Seymour! Feed me." I think he looks more like an Audrey 2 than a Greg. And that is amazingly huge for a cabbage!

Jo said...

WOW! Greg sure would make alot of slaw!heehe
AWESOME!....great job!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Soooooooooooo adorable!

What is Greg's fate or should I say destiny???

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ms. A said...

Oh, my gosh! That's the largest cabbage I've ever seen! Talk about green thumb. Plenty for slaw and boiled. I can feel the gas, now. 'scuse me.

Jo said...

That is one gorgeous plant!!! Greg is one fine cabbage!
and that is one fine Grand you have there!!! Lucky you!!!

Dapoppins said...

That is a beautiful cabbage! And beautiful-er grand child.
But what is cracked cabbage? Is it like cracked pepper?

Nonna Beach said...

Darling granddaughter and whoa, that cabbage is picture perfect !!!

Pixie said...

Awesome job both of ya'll! Tell Greg (the cabbage) he needs a steam bath...and be sure to take in the butter soap LOL YUMMY!

Sue said...

That is quite the cabbage! And truth be told, if she'd named it after you, it would probably be too beautiful to pick...

;)

fredamans said...

Grand Greg!
Do you got turbo fertilizer or something?

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow!!! that has to be the biggest cabbage I have ever seen! haha ...you said you pulled him up by his little roots! So...does that mean that all the nutrients went to his head? What green thumb she has!!!

Blessings & Aloha!

Life in Rehab said...

*Giggle-snort*

Savannah says that is one seriously decently sized cabbage!

Deb said...

that is a great class project...man what a cabbage...do I see coleslaw coming up soon??

Nezzy said...

Now that's a heap of slaw!!! Heehehehe!

That's the biggest cabbage I've ever seen and girl...I've seen some whoppers!

How cute your granddaughter is with her prize project.

God bless and have a super day sweetie!!!

Pondside said...

That's a lot of coleslaw!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Man! That is one huge-mongous cabbage! (She is a very smart girl. She stuck with the name Greg--perfect. It's a very--em-- horizontially-tall cabbage!)

Jocelyn said...

I just adore your Blog!!!

What a Happy Story!!! WOW....Greg did very well and those pics...just melted my heart!!! What a cutie pie...she is beaming with pride!!!

Wishing you Fabby day sweet friend!!!

Willoughby said...

That is the biggest cabbage I've ever seen! From now on, I'm naming all of my vegetables "Greg"!

Mrs. Adventure said...

That's one big cabbage... I'm naming my next one after myself so it won't have problems putting on the lbs :+)

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun school project! Greg is one marvelous cabbage! She could make a lot of slaw with that!

Lemons arrived at my house today! Thank you, Jenny!!! Seems that everything you grow in your garden gets mighty big... these lemons are huge! WOW, I am so impressed that they all came from your tree! I am going to have a wonderful time these next couple of days making lemony foods... and I'll probably freeze some juice into cubes, for making lemonade later too. (We did that when I was a kid... someday I'll have to tell the story about the Limao Bravo which had huge thorns, so picking them was tricky. ) Stop by and see my post.

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Now that is a head of cabbage if ever I saw one. My hubby would love having it if I had a pot large enough to cook it in. I must say it is a pretty head of cabbage too. Hugs

linda_behling said...

WOW !!! That is one big cabbage, and one beautiful little Julia !