More cauliflower crowing

I know I’m getting boring about this. And coming across as an insufferable egomaniac. So this is the last bit of vainglory, I promise…

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6 Responses to “More cauliflower crowing”

  1. Rampant_Weasel Says:

    u sounded very kenny everett there….in the best possible taste!
    ive never attempted cauli b4 but i was suprised at the amount of foliage it this usual for all caulis?

  2. Amanda Says:

    Told you – you just can’t resist can you? Gives us all something to aspire to, I suppose – my caulis are about 4mm tall right now!

  3. Karen Says:

    you crow away soilman!! I would too if I grew specimens like that. This might sound like a dim question, but those are obviously overwintering caulis? Do you think you get better results with those? I always go for the summer variety, and dont seem to have much luck!

  4. Soilman Says:

    Rampant_Weasel: Yes, they get pretty leafy… if you’re doing it right. The fewer the leaves, the smaller/crappier the heads!

    Karen: Overwintering ones are perhaps a little easier, because you don’t need to water them much, if at all (unless you get a spectacularly dry winter and spring). In common with all caulis, though, they need very rich soil with lots of nitrogen. Horse manure is great for this. The non-organic option is a regular high-nitrogen feed.

  5. Jo Says:

    I’m having a go at growing caulis for the first time this year. I’ve heard many people say that they’re had to grow, but I’ll give it a go and see. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

  6. Christina Says:

    Be proud! You have quite a reason to be so–I’ve never pulled off cauliflower like that.

    It is gorgeous, indeed!