The cabbage patch has been invaded … by tomatoes! The spaces formerly occupied by the two culled seedlings were filled last Saturday by the tomato committee. A couple other plants are doing poorly — while some are doing very well. What is the difference? The cabbage family has a shallow root system, and so more vulnerable when transplanting (as ours were), and more sensitive to being underwatered. The question is whether the early stunted growth can be overcome by warmer weather, rich sunlight, and good watering.