Overwhelmed by Cauliflower!

We had a mild winter in Maryland this year so my wife got a lot of plants o
ut to the garden earlier than usual. The cauliflower found this very encour
aging and they're producing like crazy. We have purple and white varieties,
plus the Romanesco broccoli is producing much better than usual.
formatting link

g.html?sort=3&o=0
Plus the strawberry bed I put in last year is producing very well. I plan o
n making a batch of strawberry champagne.
Paul
Reply to
Pavel314
It's easy to pickle, blanch and freeze and some even can it. I only like cauliflower as pickles and raw in salads, wife likes it any way she can get it.
We had a large crop of cauliflower a few years ago, I think there's till some of it in the freezer.
Right now we're picking three kinds of tomatoes nearly every day, the carrots are now out of the ground, the sweet chilies are loaded. The cukes are making but the green beans and squash are slow.
High temp today in Houston area was right at 90 on my repeating thermometer. Thanks for air conditioning.
George
Reply to
George Shirley
yum, i love any form of it i've ever had.
make some freezer jam. i add a little extra lemon juice. makes great gifts and also just great eating in the middle of winter. also, try freezing some berries for shortcakes later.
i never know what the weather and animals are going to do here, but strawberries are one of those crops that i love because they are an early fruit and so fragrant and tasty. the hardest parts for some people is getting enough light and keeping the animals from eating them. i just keep on planting more of them as i like them as a cover crop too. they can generate a lot of extra organic matter.
songbird
Reply to
songbird
ts out to the garden earlier than usual. The cauliflower found this very en couraging and they're producing like crazy. We have purple and white variet ies, plus the Romanesco broccoli is producing much better than usual.
u.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
I think that the white and purple varieties taste about the same. The Roman esco has a much milder flavor and a creamy texture.
Paul
Reply to
Pavel314
Hi Paul,
If you smash the purple one, does the purple run or does it stay put?
Anthocyanin is water soluble and will run
Carotenoids are fat soluble and will stay put.
-T
Reply to
T
ants out to the garden earlier than usual. The cauliflower found this very encouraging and they're producing like crazy. We have purple and white vari eties, plus the Romanesco broccoli is producing much better than usual.
f8u.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
omanesco has a much milder flavor and a creamy texture.
Haven't smashed any, but when cooked, this variety stays purple, unlike a l ot of purple beans and such which loose their color when cooked. I'll have to try smashing one to see what happens.
Paul
Reply to
Pavel314

Site Timeline Threads

HomeOwnersHub website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.