Another family photo – another mutant cabbage.
That cabbage is just huge. They certainly don’t grow them like that anymore. I mean, whenever I go to my local grocery store these days I’m lucky if the so-called fresh food is even edible. But looking at the rest of the cabbages growing in the photo, it doesn’t look like super cabbages are an unusual occurrence for the green-thumbed gardener of this cabbage patch.
I do not know who the cutie child is in the photo. Nor do I recognise the location. It is a mystery. A cabbage patch mystery.
But I was curious to find out how unusual large cabbages may be so I had a rummage through Trove and found these perfect specimens…
Do you have any green thumbs in your family tree? Have any of your family won prizes for their vegetables or gardens? Do you have fond childhood memories of shelling fresh peas with your mum on the back steps (and sneakily eating every second one)?
1 PRIZE CABBAGE (1950, July 17). Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 – 1954), p. 1 (DAILY). Retrieved July 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117258253
2 Through the Eye of a Camera– –News of the hour in Capital Pictures (1925, November 25). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), p. 16 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved July 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223927384
3 Looking at Life (1930, June 21). The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), p. 7 (MAGAZINE SECTION). Retrieved July 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63658442