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Broccoli and Cauliflower



I’ve finally gotten my first cool Broccoli and Cauliflower that I’ve grown from seed this year. I usually don’t like broccoli, but I did enjoy the few small pieces shown above. Next year I’ll make it a point to grow more of these plants.



I haven’t yet tried the cauliflower, and I’ve been told I need to place a rubber band around the white flower on this plant. I’m not sure why the rubber band is needed, but I’d be willing to bet someone will tell me = ) It can’t be a deal breaker if I forget to place one, since I imagine this crop was around long before man discovered how to turn trees into tires and springy projectiles.

  1. August 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

    The rubber band comment might have been about blanching the head. I have never successfully grown a cauliflower, but I have heard that you need to tie the leaves over the white flesh to keep them from turning yellow.

  2. August 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Thanks Jimmy, I’ll give that a try on one of the plants, and I’ll leave one alone. Then I can see the difference between the heads. I’ll make a post about what I learn.

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