Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Help! Onion Maggots!
by Sunsanvil Today at 5:53 pm

» Just starting
by AntB Today at 5:35 pm

» On the Road
by jimmy cee Today at 5:33 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 4:32 pm

» Powdery Mildew already striking
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:32 pm

» Situation in Hawaii
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:29 pm

» New England May 2018
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:43 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:05 pm

» Greenbeards Grove 2018
by countrynaturals Today at 1:12 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by ispinwool Today at 11:09 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» Hi from Buffalo
by ispinwool Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by ispinwool Yesterday at 2:07 pm

» Lurking newby
by Windsor.Parker Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» Any tips growing with Jiffy Pots
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:11 am

» Volunteer Mushroom
by Windsor.Parker Yesterday at 9:16 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:57 am

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by DorothyG Yesterday at 12:01 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 5/20/2018, 10:16 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by hammock gal 5/20/2018, 10:51 am

» Potato growing
by Scorpio Rising 5/20/2018, 9:49 am

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by jimmy cee 5/19/2018, 10:41 pm

» Mr. Booker's Garden -2018
by sanderson 5/18/2018, 12:17 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in MaY 2018
by Kelejan 5/17/2018, 10:30 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by Windsor.Parker 5/17/2018, 3:44 pm

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by jimmy cee 5/16/2018, 11:38 pm

» Interplanting Beans/Cucumbers to repel beetles
by Roseinarosecity 5/16/2018, 1:51 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 5/16/2018, 9:55 am

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 5/15/2018, 2:56 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by has55 5/15/2018, 12:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Trimming brassicas?

Go down

Trimming brassicas?

Post  cheyannarach on 7/18/2012, 11:39 pm

My cauliflower are getting out of hand with no fruit except one, should I pull the plant or can I trim the outside edges? It hs been warm but I don't want to just give up on them being so big and beautiful...
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trimming brassicas?

Post  walshevak on 7/19/2012, 12:31 am

Trim some and eat. Those leaves are similiar to collards. Just leave enough to cover over your cauliflower heads to keep them white. The plant will put out some sort of head before it bolts.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4365
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 75
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trimming brassicas?

Post  cheyannarach on 7/19/2012, 12:40 am

Thanks Kay, good to know! They are taaking up about 4 squares each now!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trimming brassicas?

Post  southern gardener on 7/19/2012, 2:08 am

id love to see some pics of those! wow!!
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 37
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trimming brassicas?

Post  littlejo on 7/19/2012, 7:54 am

Cheyanne, you could eat part of the leaves, but, I'd go ahead and pull the leaves over the head area and tie loosely maybe with some string.
You might plant some lettuce around the plants. Might be too much nitrogen in soil, lettuce would pull the nitrogen and cool the soil too.
We need some pics! My cauliflower was so small, I could have planted 2 per square. We need your receipe!
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1560
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trimming brassicas?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum