This may sound funny, and maybe even weird, but I was wondering how cabbage actually forms a head? Really this is my first year trying to grow them from seed, and I have quite a few. Most were short season, and a few were long season. Im seeing the difference, as the short seasons are all forming heads. Long seasons are not yet.
It seems to me that the inner most leaves curled inward to start forming the head, once the plants reached a certain size. I thought that maybe the remainder of the outer leaves would keep curling inward to help for the head. Then grow more outer leaves and keep folding inward. BUT... I'm noticing this not whats happening. The heads are getting much bigger, but it seems as though they are growing outward from the centre of the head. Is this how the heads get bigger?
I'm using the slug tagged/ chewed outer-most leaves as a marker, and noticing that they are not folding inward to help form the heads. I also know a lot of people use the large outer leaves for cabbage rolls, which I can't wait to do (with the leaves the slugs did not destroy).
...stop laughing! lol