Monday, June 13, 2011

Harvest Monday

We've been anticipating this harvest with some uncertainty but also eagerness. We've been waiting and waiting for cauliflower. We've been wondering about the heat spells, just not sure that spring cauliflower was even possible. This morning we cut 12 heads of cauliflower weighing a total of  6 pounds 10 ounces. Our smallest head was just an ounce, and our biggest was just over a pound. Bel will blanch and freeze them for mixing with mashed potatoes (just one of our covert ways to get the kids to eat their vegetables). We also harvested a pound and a half of peas and various herbs for cooking.

The largest heads are about 5 inches across.

Be sure to visit Daphne's Dandelions to see what people are harvesting all over the world!


  1. Your cauliflower looks great! You are lucky to get some nice heads with the weather we have had. I am hoping that some of my plants will produce some bigger heads for freezing.

  2. Lovely Califlower and quite a nice Harvest :o)..I'd like to try raising some Califlower, yours look so good :o)

  3. Oh envy your cauliflowers very much. I like to use them in Tom Yum Soup (Thai cuisine).

  4. I was too intimidated to grow cauliflower this year. It's just so pristine, white, and delicious... it has to be difficult to grow, right?

  5. Thank you Robin, we really feel good about this cauliflower. It has been very rewarding.

    Ginny, thank you. I hope you give it a try. Who knows, it may turn out to be a complete success.

    Malay-Kadazan girl, could I please have your Yum soup recipe.

    Prairie Cat, thanks for posting. It is a truly beautiful vegetable. I don't think it's too difficult to grow. It seems like timing is an important part of it. Who knows, one year it works, the next it might not.

  6. Nice harvest. My kids already resisted their veggies too. It is good to find a way to make them eat some.