A Cabbage Named “Moo”…


Moo is a cabbage that I got for a contest.  I named him “Moo” because I spend a lot of time at my mom’s feed yard.  Sometimes, all I hear at the feed yard is MOO!  The contest is to see who can grow the biggest cabbage.


At first I put him in a pot because it was too cold to put him in the ground — there was still some snow outside!  This weekend we put Moo in the garden because it was warm enough, and he had grown too big for the pot!


My friends and I had fun naming our cabbages, and playing pretend with them.  I also learned how to take care of him by watering him often and making sure that he had sun light and good soil — fertilized by Moo Poo 🙂 !


My mom is looking forward to making homemade Runzas when Moo is mature.  My sisters are not because they don’t think that they like cabbage.  I hope that Moo grows really really big so that they have to eat a lot of it!

Blog Post and Moo brought to you by: Karyn 🙂


Filed under Family, Farming, General

12 responses to “A Cabbage Named “Moo”…

  1. Great post, Karyn!
    Best wishes for a HUGE cabbage.
    We grow vegetables on our farm and sell them at our local Market. Our plants for this season are nowhere near as big as yours. You must have a green thumb. 🙂
    I’m going to have to try making Runzas now. They sound delicious.
    -Barbara from Virginia

    • Thank you, Barbara! I will pass along your message to her. This has been a great project for her — making science and learning come alive! I am so thankful for her teacher who has done an excellent job of creatively engaging her 🙂

      Again, thank you so much for your comment. Karyn will be very excited to have a message. Runzas are fun to make and taste great — I hope that you enjoy them!


  2. Eat your Moo, kids. It’s good for you!

    • Beef and cabbage go well together, Bill! You’ll have to load up your family and make a road trip to Nebraska so that you can visit the farm and eat Runzas with us 🙂


  3. Karyn, (and Ann)
    Wow it is big already I can’t wait to see the final product 🙂
    Keep up thee good work.

    • Thank you, Kim! Karyn is pretty proud of “Moo” — we are looking forward to seeing how big he gets. It was so cold last night that “Moo” had to be covered by old sheets, but we keep hoping that warmer weather is in the near future! The calendar says that it is Mid-May but the weather doesn’t tell the same story…

      This has been a fun project for her 🙂

      • It sounds like a great project 🙂 Hope you get some nice weather. We were up to 93* today, followed by a bad thunderstorm…. I am missing our cooler weather already. On a good note our garden is growing well with all the rain and sun. Hope you have a good rest of the week 🙂

  4. Katheryn

    We love you Moo Plant Karyn!

  5. Katheryn

    That should be YOUR Moo Plant…

  6. Carol

    I just came across this blog post that I had missed before. What a cute blog! I never named any of my vegetables. Good luck to Karyn with growing the biggest cabbage. It looks like she has a good start and how can she go wrong when she has moo poo for fertilizer!

    • Moo, the cabbage, is still going strong 🙂 I agree that it must be the “moo poo” fertilizer!

      This was a fun post to write because Karyn did it with me. Glad that you enjoyed it, Carol.


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