We harvested one red cabbage Saturday. But some cabbage plants looked like they were not going to do much. So the decision was made to cull the runts. Most of these had cutworm collars, leading one gardener to speculate that maybe cutworm collars somehow stunt the growth. However, it was pointed out that the cutworm collars, placed about a week and a half after the seedlings were planted, were placed especially around those seedlings having trouble. One wonders at why some cabbages did better than others. Was it the transplanting? (i.e. some rootlets might have been more disturbed than others) Was it some early attack on the seedling by a pest? Or was it just that some do better than others?
Meanwhile, the tomato committee appropriated the liberated area.