COOL: Athens third grader grows giant cabbage

Cabbage Collage

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — What began as a little school project grew into a great family memory.

Third grader at Johnson Elementary School, Cravyn Caldwell, took on a challenge from his teacher to grow a cabbage. Students can then enter their cabbage in the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.

In March, Caldwell took the cabbage plant over to his grandparents’ house in Waterloo and they planted it in their garden. His grandfather helped make sure it was watered and taken care of.

The cabbage that began as a small three-inch plant, grew to be about 14 inches wide. The cabbage measures 124 inches around, including the leaves, and about 48 inches around without the leaves. It weighs about 14 pounds.

The family picked the cabbage this Tuesday, and say they plan to make a big batch of slaw.

1 Comment

  • Sarabeth Caldwell

    My son did a great job, and was so excited about his accomplishment. Regardless if he wins, he is always a winner to me!

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