Well I'm not quite that brave, I only planted six cabbage plants. So it is
one that is minus the lower leaves. They are all growing like crazy right
now and I don't seem to see any difference.
She (my mother-in-law) also told my husband to plant the beans 4 inches
deep. I didn't do that because we got such a late start getting them in the
ground. They also seem to be thriving.
| Anna wrote:
| > I asked what the purpose was and she said it made them produce heads
| > I think I will leave them to grow at their own rate.
| In a situation like this, it's a good time to do an experiment. Pull the
| lower leaves off of every other one and watch to see what happens. Then
| you can report back to us.
| My guess would be that they don't really form a head sooner or, if they
| do, the heads would probably be smaller than the others. That's what
| common sense would tell me but, once in a while common sense lets you
| down. Find out.