Every passionate gardener has a sentimental attachment to their garden. Getting your hands dirty on the garden while the cold breeze blows through your face is a bliss that cannot be explained by words. On a scientific basis, Mycobacterium vaccae found in the soil increases the production of serotonin in the brain, thereby improving the brain functions while boosting moods. Gardening is also a great way to educate kids about the environment and is a truly satisfying hobby. With the warm summer months just around the corner, this is the perfect time to get into gardening, so what are you waiting for?
This determined young girl named Kyra Sutton, a third-grader from Acme-Delco Elementary School in Riegelwood, North Carolina, decided to take her school project which was actually given before the pandemic, to the next level. Though her school is closed, she managed to gain the best out of the project.
Several months ago, before the coronavirus lock-down, Kyra’s school distributed cabbage seeds among all the third-graders, for a gardening project named “Third Grade Cabbage Program”, and Kyra got two of them. Although this was a mere project for most kids, Kyra genuinely considered it as a valuable and wholesome opportunity to learn more about gardening. Therefore, she planted her seeds in her great-grandparents’ stunning garden.
Her school was closed down amidst the assignment due to the prevailing health crisis, but the virus couldn’t stop her. She continued to grow the garden greener than ever, and her cabbages became super plump and healthy over time. Her cabbages were able to flourish thanks to the perfect growing conditions such as heaps of sunshine, water, love and care.
When her school officially closed for the summer holidays, Kyra’s cabbages were as large as blow-up beach balls. Angie Young-Sutton, Kyra’s mom, commented on her daughter’s efforts as: “She did really good with it, she watered it, and she made sure she took care of it.” At least three generations of Kyra’s family were part of the cultivation process, and the plump cabbages are proof of their passion towards gardening.
About her cabbages, Kyra said: “I’m really proud of the cabbage and how I grew it. I didn’t let the coronavirus stop me.” Kyra weighed her cabbages with her family, and one weighed 31 pounds! Kyra shared her gigantic hard-earned rewards with dozens of friends and family.
This is undoubtedly one of the biggest cabbages I’ve ever heard of, but according to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest cabbage is reported to be 138 pounds. Way to go, Kyra!
No matter how much of difficulties you’ll face during this time, if you are determined and committed enough, nothing can stop you. So take this opportunity to try out everything you’re passionate about!
Image source – Angie Young-Sutton/Facebook