Cabbages for animals....

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Cabbages for animals....

Post by Junebaby » 16 Mar 2009, 11:36

Hi there

I have seen farmers growing large cabbages which they use as feed for the animals. They are around 1m across and the farmer cuts the leaves from the bottom which makes the upper leaves grow (I presume). Towards the end of the season they are quite tall (about 1m) with a long stalk where the lower leaves have been cut and the new leaves at the top.

My question (finally) is does anyone know what they are? If so, where can I get them from and what is the name of them?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Cabbages for animals....

Post by milkmaid » 16 Mar 2009, 14:23

probably kale if he doesn't milk it can taint the milk ,it's great there is one called hungry gap which is about the only thing grewing at that time of year ,you can get seeds for it ,there is one from guesrsey called walking stick ,it's huge and the stens are thick enough to use as a walking stick ;) ,mangleds are good as well ;)
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Re: Cabbages for animals....

Post by Big D » 26 Mar 2009, 09:31

Bit of a thread on this subject in the Franglais section.
Varieties mentioned there where Cow Cabbage and Jersey Kale ;)

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Re: Cabbages for animals....

Post by Debbie » 23 May 2009, 20:24

Sounds like choux de vache, our neighbour grows loads to see his cows through the winter.

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