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Growing mini-cauliflowers

We have enjoyed growing mini-cauliflowers for the last two years.  I felt daunted when I considered trying to use a whole large head of cauliflower at once. These little cauliflowers are the perfect size for a small family to have as a vegetable with white sauce, or steamed with other vegetables as we enjoyed them last night. So far we have eaten seven or eight small cauliflowers this spring, and have more growing. The seeds are from the Erica Vale company.

It is important to harvest the cauliflowers as soon as possible after they form the head. If you leave them for long the florets separate. The plants require good soil and must be provided with extra fertiliser if their leaves look sickly, or they will not produce good heads. With a growing family I may also try growing full sized cauliflowers next year. Then we can try some cauliflower pie or soup. Planning what to do with garden produce is half the fun!

Anna  – (October 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM)  

Planning really is half the fun. I never thought about growing "mini" vegetables. That's great, like you said, because you can use them up easier. I also was grateful to read about your experience with pain. It helped me get to know you. Thank you for sharing. :)

Christina Baehr  – (October 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM)  

I have a lovely recipe for Indian spiced cauliflower and potatoes which you can have as a side dish or as a curry on rice!

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