Growing cabbage is a very easy job. But as they start growing there may be different problems which start to creep in. Apart from the infesting with pests, sometimes the excessive growth can create a lot of problems. As leaves start touching the ground; leaf rotting starts to occur. The best way to get rid of this issue is to start pruning.
Though pruning (removal of some part or parts of the plant) and thinning (removal of the whole plant to ease the crowd) both serve the same purpose of survival, most of the time they are addressed separately. Here in this article I will club them together and use the terms interchangeably.
Remove limp or unhealthy leaves from the plant. Generally, you can do this just by tearing the leaves. In case you find the leaves tough to do so use sharp knife or scissors.
Use the trimmed off leaves for composting. If the leaves are fresh and tender you can use them in salads also.