"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The land of the giant cabbage

Alaska has a legend about the giant cabbages. Wedegwood plants some every summer and Mum is standing nearby to give you some perspective. She was wondering if you can eat them...

The local Tanana Valley Fair gives out awards for the biggest and often they weigh over 60 pounds and yes, they are very edible! You just have to figure out how to get them from the garden bed to the kitchen!

Even the fern grow to 4 feet tall. Watch out, they are ready to bury me if they get much taller than this.

My favorite of the super-sized is this. Called "dinner-plate dahlia", these beauties are vivid and glorious. We used a hand so you could see how really large they are.

Isn't this grand?

And here is that same cabbage only 2 weeks later. Don't think I could hardly reach around it at this point. So, my question is this: how much corned beef would the cook need to go with this cabbage? And what size pot?

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