Cauliflower with side shoots

Cauliflower with side shoots

2017 is set to be a somewhat strange garden year.

At least in the kitchen garden, where things go a little crazy.

The pointed bowls are sticking, the potatoes are meters high, and now the cauliflowers.

Best as you cut a neat head, a side shoot appears with the beginning of yet another bette cauliflower.

Such side shoots, which come before the actual head is harvested, I have seen on the scallions, but never on the cauliflower.

Unfortunately, I got to cut the side shoot off in a hurry, but it had hardly developed into anything quite much bigger than an egg.

Written by Peter Norris