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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Growing Cauliflower In My Garden.

I was at the plant nursery near my area. When I was waiting for my turn at the cash counter, I saw some packets of seeds at the side of the counter. I found a packet with cauliflower seeds. I was keen to try to grow cauliflower from the seeds so I bought 1 packet.
I left it on the garden shelf and totally forgotten about it until many months later.
 I sprinkled a few seeds in a pot of soil and only 1 seedling sprouted.
Photo #1
I forgot to keep track of the days it took to grow to this big.
Photo #2
This was 7 weeks later from photo #1
The leaves are glossy and waxy, looked like the kai lan veggie.
Photo #3 (3 days later)
I used normal garden soil and exposed it to the morning sun.
Photo #4 (2 days later)
I have been keeping a close watch, waiting for a sign of the cauliflower head.
Photo #5 (same as above)
Photo #6 (1 month later)
Ahhh! At last a small cauliflower head appeared!
Photo #7 (17 days later)
I don't know how big it will grow to.
Photo #8 (1 week later)
It looked like it is not growing any bigger. So I decided to harvest my first cauliflower from my garden. Feeling happy with the harvest! Now, I am looking forward to grow cauliflower again hoping for a better harvest. 

Linking to Floral Bliss.

For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant,

and later on good crops to harvest and eat,

will give you more and more seed to plant and

will make it grow so that you can give away more

and more fruit from your harvest.

(2 Corinthians 9:10, The Living Bible-TLB)

50 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Krishna! It was a pleasant surprise!

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  2. Nice! Your green fingers can grown any type of vegetables!

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    1. I was blessed with a small cauliflower head to encourage me! Lol!

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  3. So exciting to look for the beginning of the little head! It all looks very healthy.

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    1. Yes, I am very happy with the little cauliflower. At least it can be grown in the lowland.

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  4. Thumbs up for you growing your own cauliflower!

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  5. It was exciting to see it grow right in front of my eyes with your good photos! Did it taste good?

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    1. Yes, it was very fresh and taste much better than store bought ones.

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  6. I find it hard to grow cauliflower...although I think it is good to grow your own cauliflower because I often see farmers spraying chemicals on then in order to look big and beautiful, they say this is the trick but we don't want the chemical stuck to it - yikes! I'm glad you managed to bloom one that you grew yourself. well done - I can imagine how delicious that is fresh and raw:)

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    1. We seldom buy cauliflower because of the chemicals used on them. Hope to grow more in the near future.

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  7. Well done, hoe grown vegetables always taste so much better.

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  8. Next time I wanna try if got extra.. heehe

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    1. Have to wait till the next time! Lol!

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  9. I am so impressed that you grew a cauliflower! How did you cook it?

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! I stir fried it with other veggie.

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  10. Will you be showing us what you cook with it?

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    1. Not this time because I totally forgot to take photo!

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  11. ...it's amazing what you can grow.

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    1. It gives me the thrill to see the plant grow!

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    1. Yes, its a joy to be able to grow one!

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  13. Oh BTW did you eat the leaves, its nice

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    1. I used the very tender one to cook with the cauliflower.

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  14. Your photos are great. I'm sure the cauliflower tasted delicious. I have never tried to grow, but like cauliflowers very much & eat often.

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    1. Thank you, Riitta! Its my first time and will want to grow again.

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  15. Well done I have never grown good cauliflower! This year I am going to plant broccoli instead. Have a good week, Diane

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    1. If I can find broccoli seeds, I will want to try because I love broccoli!

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  16. I'm pretty sure you can grow anything you want. You've a wonderful green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! Not anything, there are failures too!

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  17. My parents never grew that, but always bought it in the stores.

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    1. We also buy from the market or the stores.

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  18. Fresh vegetables from your garden, healthy!

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  19. It would be nice to grow cauliflower as my Sweetie loves it and it costs a lot at the store,.

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    1. Yes, it would be nice! I want to grow it again!

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  20. Wow!The photo 6 looks so cute,like someone peeping through :)

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  21. La coliflor me encanta. Besitos.

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  22. Looks good! Do go on with this.

    I always think the cauliflower we buy come from China and therefore have pesticides and dunno what.

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    1. I seldom buy cauliflowers for fear of the pesticides.

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  23. My Hubby grows veggies and it's always an honor to cook and serve them.

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    1. You both make great partners! One grows, the other cook!

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