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Post  southern gardener on 1/3/2014, 2:34 pm

Finally getting some decent cauliflower!!  Can't wait to taste it! this is growing in our front garden, where the infamous Giant Brandywine grew Smile

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Post  sanderson on 1/3/2014, 2:37 pm

Nice!
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Post  has55 on 1/3/2014, 3:07 pm

beautiful. makes me want to cry with joy.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/3/2014, 7:23 pm

I gotta get me some pig poo.  If you ever decide to dry it out to powder form and sell it thru the mail, let me know!  I'll be first in line. (poor mail person)  Laughing 

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Post  southern gardener on 1/3/2014, 9:34 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I gotta get me some pig poo.  If you ever decide to dry it out to powder form and sell it thru the mail, let me know!  I'll be first in line.  (poor mail person)  Laughing 

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haha!! We have an "unlimited supply" if you get my "drift" no pun intended....well, maybe just a little!  lol!  lol! It is "stinky" at first, but I've never had a garden perform like this one has!! Truly amazing!!
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Post  plantoid on 1/5/2014, 1:02 pm

SG,
Do you bend the top of the inside leaves over the curd to keep it white instead of letting it turn yellow ?

 Looking at the picture and clicking it to enlarge it on the stem of the leaf that runs from curd to between 1 & 2 o'clock there appear to be a caterpillars " visiting card " if so you'll need to be extra vigilant in getting the plants clear for they love cauli and can strip a heck of a lot of plants almost overnight .
 My cauli's got trashed by them on one of the few weekends we were away last year  Sad
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Post  southern gardener on 1/6/2014, 10:33 am

@plantoid wrote:SG,
Do you bend the top of the inside leaves over the curd to keep it white instead of letting it turn yellow ?

 Looking at the picture and clicking it to enlarge it on the stem of the leaf that runs from curd to between 1 & 2 o'clock there appear to be a caterpillars " visiting card " if so you'll need to be extra vigilant in getting the plants clear for they love cauli and can strip a heck of a lot of plants almost overnight .
 My cauli's got trashed by them on one of the few weekends we were away last year  Sad

Yes, I had the leaves bent over when I saw this a few days ago, and when I opened them up, this is what I found! And yes! you are very observant, but what you are seeing are the remnants of a caterpillar lol!! That is a squished caterpillar that was trying to get my cauliflower!! lol
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Post  FamilyGardening on 1/6/2014, 11:37 am

that looks so good SG......we have been craving some fresh cauliflower!

hoping to keep the critters out of the cole crops this year! we kept the tulle off this fall and something came and ate it all!   Shocked 

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Post  southern gardener on 1/6/2014, 12:50 pm

Hi Rose,. If you look under the topic "moved our beds" you will see some covers we made it out of hardware cloth. We have had really good luck with those. You might want to give those a try to help keep the critters out so your plants can have a fighting chance. Good luck!!
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