Love: Weirdness

There is this thing living in my fridge.  A month or so ago I bought a red cabbage to make slaw with. The slaw turned out great but I only needed half the cabbage so I put the other half back in the fridge and forgot about it.When I was cleaning out the produce bin a few day later I found this!

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Oh my!!! It’s growing!!! In our fridge! I, of course was delighted. My boyfriend not so much. (he looked at me like i was crazy girl, but what ev!)I took a ton of pictures of it. I moved it to the top shelf of the fridge and spritzed it with water every day or so. Now it looks like this!

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It’s grown to twice it’s size!
It seems to be getting all of it’s nutritional needs from the cabbage part of things.

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Here’s what it looks like on the top shelf of the fridge.
I agree this has started to approach a demented level. There is a slowly rotting cabbage that is growing on the top shelf of our fridge…not exactly what you really want near all of your other consumables. But it’s so pretty! I fear it may be gone by the time I get back from Maker Faire this weekend. I suppose I could put it in the ground or something for it to make lots more baby cabbages…but I don”t really like cabbage all that much.
I just like that it is growing in our fridge.

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4 Comments

  1. audelaine April 30, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    that is absolutely beautiful. it’s like a phoenix, rising from its own carcass. I think you should plant it outside, wouldn’t the rabbits and deer want to eat it?

  2. carol May 5, 2008 at 8:33 am #

    That is soooooo funny. I’ve had a lot of things “grow” in my fridge but nothing this attractive.
    If out put it out side with a little dirt it would continue to grow and make cabbage seeds.

  3. Kim Bagwill May 21, 2008 at 11:03 am #

    I love it – sounds like something I would do, and my fiance would also think I was crazy.

  4. miriamdema May 26, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    it’s still there btw!
    the boy hasn’t thrown it away yet 🙂
    it has bloomed but hasn’t wilted, i’ll prolly take some more pics of it as it starts to die.