Nothing gets wasted from the vegie patch! The girls are feasting on some cauliflowers that were ready for the compost! I love the way they were looking for any slugs among the leaves, alas this time there were no tasty treats to be had. Happy Gardening!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
This is my second year growing cauliflowers, the first year I was clueless when it came to looking after the flower of the plant once it appeared. I have since done some research and have found that the flower itself is easily damaged. So this season I am going to try and ensure I have big white cauliflowers. Now that I have cauliflowers about the size of baseballs I have pulled the leaves surrounding the head all together and tied them with twine (not too tight, but not too loose either). By doing this I am protecting the flower, keeping it nice and white and stopping any bruising that may occur. My only problem at the moment is a lot of fat caterpillars that has taken a liking to munching their way through the leaves, it may be time for a spraying of Dipel! Fingers crossed I have some lovely cauliflowers in a few weeks time. Happy Gardening!
Posted by Sarah McGrath at 10:57 PM