cauilflower

I've had this cauliflower growing in the bed since August last year! 

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 It hasn't produced a head at all. Do you think it will now or won't it? Also why hasn't it????

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    I'm no expert in cauliflowers and I'm just going to give your post a little bump up the line, but are you sure that it's a cauliflower?

  • Haha yeah it definitely is a cauliflower plant I bought a pack of them last August and this is the only survivor after the bloomin wood pigeons! Plus I grew some summer cauliflowers and they're identical but smaller, they also produced!

    im in too minds whether to leave and prey and dig it out and compost it.

  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 199

    I'm no expert - but I know some cauliflower seedlings are 'blind' and don't produce curds ( a head ). You can always eat the leaves like cabbage!

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,504

    Pigeons or slugs etc eating the growing point will make them 'blind' too.  I think cauli's are the hardest of the brassicas to grow well - they need regular watering or will bolt, good feeding or crop will be poor and weather variations can affect them adversely, too. I rarely bother with these fussy plants these days and grow several types of broccoli instead - much easier and most of those also produce decent side shoots after the main head is cut - a brassica that keeps on giving! image

     

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • all mine did this i endedbup pulling them as all i was getting was catapillars image

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