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Cabbage damage: head split open.


 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Cabbage damage: head split open. Reply with quote

Any suggestions as to what caused this? I was away for a couple of days and discovered this on my return. This head of cabbage has split open. Like it was hit with an axe. Two day ago it was in perfect condition.

There are plenty of deer in the area but they don't come into the garden. Same with the rabbits but as the dog was away with us, maybe they came in during our absence. However, my veg patch is surrounded by a windbreak and there is an electric fence wire running at the bottom. There are pigeons in the neighbourhood too but they never land in the garden.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm. I've googled it. It seems to be a physiological disorder triggered by heavy rain, especially after a dry period.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad axe cabbage murderer???
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a normal occurrence in cabbage when it has completed it;s vegetative growth it is called bolting or running to seed, The dry weather while it can cause premature bolting when it is followed by rain then the bolting will be more rapid and severe, In hybrids the bolting will be more uniform ie all occurring at same time michael brenock
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same has happened in our garden. I think its a normal part of the growth process that happens if you don't harvest in time. Im not sure of the proper name.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen quite a few people mentioning that they have the same problem as this.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had the exact same issue with a few of my Savoy's
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