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Post  landarch on 11/16/2012, 5:27 pm

Picked a few cauliflower (and more carrots) this afternoon...rest of the plant was shredded and added to the compost pile. The cauliflower and broccoli didn't look like much just a few days ago, but came on nicely with some rain and nice weather.
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Post  llama momma on 11/16/2012, 6:47 pm

Congratulations, totally gorgeous cauliflower. I have only one out of six that looks decent at this time, but yours look prettier still.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 11/16/2012, 7:46 pm

WoW! That is very nice cauliflower

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Post  donnainzone5 on 11/16/2012, 8:05 pm

Landarch,

What did you use to shred the cauliflower plants?

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Post  Nymiko on 11/16/2012, 9:52 pm

that is a nice one!
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Post  landarch on 11/16/2012, 10:15 pm

Donna, I put all but the thick stems on the lawn then ran over them with my lawnmower.

I haven't decided what to do with the thick base stem and root wad...probably throw them in a long-term compost are with sticks and acorn husks. Others have suggested smashing them with a hammer to pulverize them...then into compost.

I was surprised to see that the cauliflower was equal to the size in the grocery store...they were about half that big just a week ago.
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Post  quiltbea on 11/17/2012, 11:52 pm

Cole crops like cauliflower, cabbages, etc can harbor clubroot so at the end of the season, I cut back the tops for my compost pile, but toss the root into the trash for disposal. Its a safety precaution so I don't spread clubroot the following year.
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Post  landarch on 11/18/2012, 10:51 am

good to know...I have the root clumps sitting in the driway...into the trash they go.
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Post  camprn on 11/18/2012, 12:19 pm

@landarch wrote:good to know...I have the root clumps sitting in the driway...into the trash they go.
I burn mine.

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