Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cabbage....Do I Dare?

Earlier this fall I posted a picture of some pretty beat up cabbages. The cabbage worms certainly had their way with it earlier in the season, but now look!
Most of them look like this and are just beautiful. Now, I know the wee beasties got in the early leaves pretty fiercely, but what do you think? Do you think they're still burrowed in there feeding like fiends, or do you think I may actually salvage some cabbage after all?

Thank you for the warm wishes on the Keychains for a Cause. We met with the students on the Relay for Life team for the first time today and they seemed very receptive to the idea and are going to help promote it. I've got a booth reserved for the elementary school fall festival this weekend, but I'm a bit nervous about it since I don't want to make a ton of keychains ahead of time in case they don't sell. The way I keep the costs down is by only making them when they sell so I don't waste supply by having a ton of stock just sitting around. I've printed out pictures of the website and all of the designs and I'm wondering if I should just go and see if anyone is willing to place an order that I can ship to them for free and just hand out business cards. Or, should I just bite the bullet and make a ton of random ones and hope they sell which makes me nervous.

I have until Saturday morning to figure it out. Any advice on that or the cabbages?
The morning comes early. Especially when the girl has nightmare after nightmare and then I have nightmares that she's having nightmares and it keeps on going until the alarm goes off at 5:00 AM. Sweet cabbage eating dreams.


  1. I would make some to have on hand!

  2. Erin, I hate it, but you're most likely right. Maybe I'll make some small Dacula ones and teacher themed ones that parents might like to give to their kids' teachers for gifts.

  3. Have you been using DE around the cabbage? If not, slugs are likely inside the haeds...Mine were last time. I'll most likely try some Napa Cabbage in the early spring.

  4. I don't know much about cabbage worms -- any possibility of looking for entry holes or poop?

  5. Make some of the most popular ones, and if you don't sell them this time, someone most likely will order them in the future.

  6. never hurts to just cut one open and soak it in water to see what is in there when you are ready for it! I have had this happen before and the cabbage has been just fine!