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!


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!

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.


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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  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.