Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Cauliflower

I would definitely consider cauliflower to be one of the more challenging veggies to grow in the home garden. Admittedly, I've yet to master it to the point where I can get consistent results. During my first year, I grew several heirloom varieties, none of which produced useful heads. This year, I switched to a hybrid called 'Snow Crown' and the results have been more promising.

In my experience, cauliflower plants are more prone to sudden death and less consistent in their growth habit than broccoli. Out of the six I planted last Spring, only three went on to produce heads. My fall crop is doing somewhat better. Of the eight I transplanted back in August, two are softball-sized at the moment, three are golf ball-sized and the remaining two are showing no signs of heading up at all. Not bad I guess.

Hopefully the good weather won't leave us too soon. If it holds up, we'll be eating fall cauliflower in the coming weeks.


  1. Yum, a favorite vegetable here, but one I have never had much luck growing.

  2. Great looking cauliflower. Congratulations.

  3. I don't even bother growing cauliflower as we all much prefer broccoli for eating flavor and then when you factor in it's tendency to problems and generally low yields... well it just does not make it to our short list of items for the garden each year. Looks like you are beating the odds though and doing well with your latest planting.

  4. That's a beauty, I don't have much luck and patience for growing cauliflower, same reasons as kitsapFG.

  5. I'm so jealous of your garden! In previous years, I have had a small vegetable garden, but this year I had a baby instead. : )
    You have gorgeous photos, too.
    Tomorrow, I am featuring your blog as one to follow! : )

  6. This is nice blog and this garden is also amazing.This garden is having beautiful scenes and promoting greenery.It is good to have a garden in home and maintain it.