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Old December 11, 2020   #1
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The weather has turned again. Yesterday afternoon was absolutely gorgeous, hitting 67 with a warm sun on the shoulders. It was so comfortable sitting on the bench in the garden that I could have taken a little snooze. Not to be! Stuff to do.

I had brought the Mantis with me to give it some running time and decided to play with one of the double corn rows I had marked off. The Mantis did a good job of tilling it up while it got some exercise. Come spring, breaking it up even deeper with the broadfork should be a lot easier.

Before heading back up to the house I checked the cauliflowers and decided to go ahead and cut the first one. It's not a giant but it did weigh about a pound and a quarter. I'm excited that I might have finally gotten the hang of growing this and think it's finally the combination of variety and planting time that's made the difference. I've tried cauliflower in the fall before and not had success but this 'Amazing' variety has really been the trick.



Here's there rest of today's pickings; three turnips, a kohlrabi, the cauliflower and the first Minowasi daikon radish at 9" long. The turnips are small but Pickles likes them that way.



The broccoli is done but there are still a lot of carrots out there and more cabbage, kale and collards as time goes by.


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Old December 11, 2020   #2
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Beautiful!
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Really nice cauliflower!
Tricky to grow imo, great job
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Old December 13, 2020   #4
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Thanks for the kind words. It's weather, weather, weather. I can't grow cauliflower in the spring, that's for sure. Too many temp swings between spates of cold and mild temps. That also raises heck with bulbing onions, causing them to bolt.
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