Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oh Magosh!

Lookie! Lookie what I found hiding in my garden!
My potatoes are blooming! It's only been 30 days. How is this possible?

Wait. That is NOT what I came to show you. I'm just too excited about too many things at the moment. My ADHD is showing.
Ain't she Purty!? Oh, I've never actually managed to make a head of cauliflower before. What? I failed to tell you this? Like my massive carrot failure until the past couple of years cauliflower was one of the vegetables that has eluded me. I believe partly because of the fact that I lived farther South and on the coast. The nights never made it below 70 hardly and also because I am trying to grow vegetables in sugar sand. It's just dang HARD to grow good veggies here. Even with all of the composting and amending I do. But, this time, I DID IT! WAHOO!!
Only one problem. I have pretty much, no clue whatsoever as to when this head will be ready to harvest. I don't want to leave it so long that it starts to go to flower, but I also don't want to take it too soon and cut off any chance of it gaining size. I mean to mean it's massive just because until now the largest one I've grown was not much larger than a broccoli side shoot! LOL. I want it to be the best it can be. Let's not mention there is a passel of people to feed around me table. ;-)

So I'll be keeping a close eye on this winter white beauty and trying to keep the recent heat wave from letting it go to waste. *sigh* I <3 my veggies!

See you soon!



  1. Woohoo! I've never grown a decent cauliflower, and it's one of our favorite veggies. Mine get about 2" across, if they head at all, then turn yellow and bolt. I've tried tying their leaves over the head, but that didn't work either. Congratulations!

  2. Beautiful cauliflower! Your potato foliage looks great, too...

  3. Granny- I feel so accomplished! :-)

    Lynda - Thank you! I'm just SO excited. I feel like I won the lotto!