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Cabbage
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Last year I grew cabbage. I did not dig up the roots in the fall. This spring leaves grew again. The plant is not forming a ball. Yellow flowers grew at the tops of the plant. What should I do?

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Brian, cabbage is an annual vegetable.  Once it produces flowers, it has gone to seed and will no longer form a head.  At this point, just pull the plant by the roots and discard it in your compost pile.  Since it is always a good idea to rotate your plants, I would advise that you plant cabbage in a different area of the garden this year and use this space for a different vegetable.

I hope this answers your question.  Enjoy the weekend.

Regards,

Mike

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I have been an avid gardener since 1985 and an AllExpert volunteer since 1998. I specialize in soil preparation, seed starting and plant propagation, flowers, vegetables, and general landscaping. I am a strong advocate of the square foot method of gardening and the use of organic controls for pests and diseases.

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