Growing Cauliflower - Planting and Care
A lot about how to grow strawberries, potatoes, onions and other "main" garden crops. Proceeding from this, it turns out that for many summer residents cauliflower is just some kind of pleasant “appendage” to the main crop, once and a half of letters about it have been counted.
Although in terms of its advantages and usefulness to human health, it is not inferior to white-skinned one (about which the authors talk much more often). And in some ways it surpasses it: for example, the head of cauliflower contains twice as much protein and three times as many vitamins as its “white-skinned” relative. And I am firmly convinced that in the garden you need to find a place for both "sisters".
And there’s nothing to watch cauliflower with caution!
Personally, I met her more than 20 years ago. Previously, I had never heard of her, but when they first told me about such a curiosity, she only shrugged in response: is this sheepskin worth the candle?
Once in a store I bought a bag of frozen vegetables from Bulgaria. It contained finely chopped bell peppers, green peas and inflorescences of the same cauliflower. Times were not satisfying then, but all overseas attracted. She brought this bag home and cooked its contents in boiling water. I tried and, honestly, I didn’t like cauliflower at all. I remember, even thought: no wonder doubted.
And only after many years I met her again when a friend treated me to an omelet, in which the "flower" inflorescences were baked. A completely different taste!
Apparently, because it was grown with caring hands. It was then that I began to grow it on my site, I taught all the household and friends to it. There is a favorite and proven variety - Snow globe. He is early ripe, his heads attract me with their simply amazing whiteness.
Many, by the way, complain that the plants grow to the waist, but do not give heads. It seems to me that this most often happens with hybrids, while varietal cauliflower does not fail. At least I have not seen this.
I grow cabbage through seedlings, the excess of which I sell in the market. I even have regular customers who plant my cabbage every year and then thank me later. But still, is it difficult to grow large and tasty cauliflower heads? I think there is nothing special here.
The main thing is that the early seedlings do not freeze during the return frosts and get enough water and sun. In short, cauliflower can not stand even a hint of thirst and shading!
Well, and, of course, a lot depends on timely and proper feeding. I treat my cabbage with solutions of fermented grass, to which I add ash. When the heads appear, I break open the leaves and cover them so that they “do not sunbathe” and are white (as an option: you can collect all the leaves into one outlet). I take a ripened cauliflower crop from June to October.
I achieve this due to the fact that I plant cabbage in four terms: in March, April, May and June. And all this despite the fact that, I repeat, the Snow globe is considered an early ripe date. In fact, it can be grown all summer season. He is also good at the fact that the head knotting he has is one hundred percent. Moreover, when collecting a ripened crop, I recommend everyone not to uproot it. They, on the contrary, need to be watered well and continue to care for them, and then after a while new heads will appear on them, only already smaller than in the first wave.
Here she is my favorite cauliflower.
And now I really want to share the omelette recipe. You need to boil a head of medium-sized cauliflower, i.e. about 5 minutes hold in boiling salted water, and then divide it into inflorescences. Pour the sunflower oil into the pan, add the chopped onion (I personally love to have a lot of it), put the inflorescences there and lightly fry them.
Beat two chicken eggs, pour half a glass of milk, salt, pepper and pour into a pan. Cover and let simmer. When the eggs are baked, remove from heat. Eat with pleasure!
NOTICE - Seedlings of cabbage under the glass
When I didn’t have a greenhouse, I had to buy cabbage seedlings in the market. On the one hand, it seems to be even easier, because even without cabbage the house of boxes with plants is full. And on the other, I bought a cat in a poke, because no one could guarantee me that I got the variety that I needed. And the quality of the seedlings was often lame.
And then my friends advised me to grow it in pits, covered with pieces of glass. I tried to do it like that. In mid-April, in a sunny, warm place, I dug holes deep in the bayonet of a shovel, sowed cabbage there, poured everything well with warm water and covered it with glass cut to the size of the dimples (Fig. 1).
VI I grew up a powerful, beautiful seedling, which in May I transplanted to a permanent place. The crops were good. And although now I already have a greenhouse, I continue to grow part of the cabbage in this way.
By the way, in the greenhouse I now grow seedlings and corn, sowing in plastic fruit crates (Fig. 2). So that the seedlings take root well, I plant in rows, between which I make partitions from cardboard, wrapping them in plastic wrap. The roots of plants are not mixed up and take root well. I plant it in a permanent place when the seedlings grow by 20-30 cm and frosts pass at intervals. Landing pattern: 30 × 30 cm.
© Author: Rauza Zinatullovna Teterina. Irkutsk
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