ROOPVILLE, Ga. -- A Carrollton area boy is seeing green after growing a massive cabbage.
Collin Jenkins won a $1,000 educational savings bond in the Bonnie Plants Cash for Cabbages gardening contest, which is open to third graders in the continental U.S.
Students partner with their schools but grow the plants at home. Jenkins attends Roopville Elementary, south of Carrollton.
His winning OS Cross cabbage weighed 35 pounds. That particular variety of edible cabbage can grow upwards of 40 pounds, according to Bonnie Plants spokeswoman Joan Casanova. She said last year, the top cabbage in Montana weighed 65 pounds.
Each state gets one winner. Students from Blue Ridge to Stockbridge and beyond competed in Georgia. For more on the contest and program, visit BonniePlants.com.