When I picked my daughter up from school on Tuesday she said they were giving away cabbage starter plants in the school. “All third graders get one, and the winner gets a $1,000 scholarship.” When I asked her if she wanted to go back in an get one she said “Nah, they are probably genetically modified anyway, they say they grow HUGE.”
So Bonnie Plants does this contest for 3rd graders to grow a ginorous cabbage. I told Madigan she could do it if she wanted to. When I looked at the “take home” sheet in the backpack, you need to have 4 feet of space for this freakish plant. I gave her the option of growing our own cabbage, of normal size and girth, from safe seeds in safe soil. She is still unsure. We are growing plants anyway, so I don’t know if we need Bonnie’s freakish cabbage to help us
Bonnie Plants distributes free cabbage plants to third graders across the country to foster an interest in gardening and the environment. Cabbages are delivered to students whose teachers have signed up to participate. Students in these third grade classrooms each get their very own cabbage to plant, take care of and harvest. The cabbages produce oversized heads, making the process even more exciting for kids.
We really don’t need a cabbage this big to get more excited about planting…Thank you very much!