For the love of cauliflowers

kit for planting cauliflowersThe cauliflowers go out on the plot today, and that means a fair bit of aggro.

I hate slug pellets, and use them for nothing else. But you’re pretty much forced into using them on young brassicas – that is, if you want them to grow into old brassicas.

Then there’s the brassica collars, which fit around the base of the young plants to keep off cabbage root fly. Then there’s the netting, which is all rather boring to assemble.

But it’s all worthwhile, because fresh cauliflower – just cut, not harvested some time last week – tastes so, so much better.

2 Responses to “For the love of cauliflowers”

  1. Damo Says:

    Couldn’t agree more, well worth the hassle!

  2. Tanya Walton Says:

    I have never done anything except net my brassicas to keep the birds off the young plants and the butterflies off them as they get a little bigger. Maybe I have just been lucky but we don’t seem to have too much slug life on the plot.