Big Allotment Challenge Cauliflowers
The contestants from Episode 6 grew the following varieties of cauliflower.
Show quality caulis require individual florets to be tight and cylindrical with no staining on the stalk, Otherwise little leaf nodules start to poke through. When the cauliflowers start to emerge cover them over with leaves around the centre to prevent sunlight turning the white to yellow. They do need netting to prevent the Cabbage White Butterfly from laying eggs and wiping out your crop. Rob waters his cauliflowers with homemade nettle tea.
Cauliflowers are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. The graffiti variety can be sown from February to May with harvesting from July to October.
Chose to grow Amazing
Chose to grow Trevi F1
Rob – BEST IN SHOW
Chose to grow Graffiti