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Vegetable Garden – Harvesting Cauliflower in the home garden. Visit The Bayou Gardener in South Louisiana at http://www.thebayougardener.com Video Rating: / 5 What i do with my fall leaves? Here I show you 3 ways to utilize your fallen leaves. Compost, leaf mold and as mulch for my vegetable garden. Have fun in your garden today! Related PostsVegetable Garden – Harvesting OnionsHarvesting Onions, Potatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Tomatoes in the Organic Vegetable GardenUrban Vegetable Gardening in Sacramento and Harvesting Artichoke PollenVegetable Garden – Planting CucumberVegetable Garden – Planting TomatoesField Trip through the Vegetable Garden – June 2010

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22 Comments

  • Bbque79 8 months ago

    Can you use tap water. 

  • MORNING GARDENER'S SHOW. 8 months ago

    As pretty as the leaves look, a person like yourself is most likely to eat the leaves as well.

  • vanity rose 8 months ago

    is this a one shot deal kind of plant, or will more heads pop up if you don't pull up the rest of the plant

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    I think they'll be fine…..Donald

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    Don’t know what planting zone you’re in but here in zone 8 it’s much too late for both broccoli and cauliflower……Donald

  • Amanda Bersin 8 months ago

    Hey! I'm a "first timer" in the garden this year (loving it!) I have several cauliflower plants but none have started to grow a head yet.. Why? Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? I also planted several broc (way too close together) and they took over so I cut them down to the bottom stem.. Will they come back or are they finished? I love watching your vids and would love spending a day with you learning! Thank you:)

  • Dylan Jones 8 months ago

    Thanks Donald! They are cheddar broccoli. I'll look into the approximate size.
    

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    You should know the variety and how big they are supposed to get. Most times I harvest mine when about 75% the approx. size…..Donald

  • Dylan Jones 8 months ago

    How do I know exactly when is good to pick Cauliflower? One of my plants has a huge head, but it tastes a little bitter. Should I wait longer? How do I know when they are maxed out on size?

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    🙂 ……Donald

  • BIG JOE 245 8 months ago

    don't like cauliflower. tastes like sand

  • William 8 months ago

    The leaves are good to chop up and throw into a soup, or something. They need to stew a little bit.
    The same with broccoli.

  • Susan Olvera 8 months ago

    The leaves stew up just like green. I make them with a ham bone and onions. Thanks for the info about cauliflower. First time growing and after seeing your video, I see it's time to harvest mine.
    

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    Cauliflower is a cool weather crop. With this heat I don't think they stand a chance…..Donald

  • Patricia Mcleod 8 months ago

    Ty!
    

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    I’ve yet to have bitter Cauliflower. I can only guess if you’re still growing some now it may be the heat…..Donald 

  • Patricia Mcleod 8 months ago

    I love watching these. I have learned so much.
    What I need to know now is why is my cauliflower so bitter tasting when I harvest it? and I do not get a pretty head???? help

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    Unlike broccoli the cauliflower is a onetime harvest. Never tried the leaves…..Donald

  • Barbara Evins 8 months ago

    Donald, what about the leaves? Also, once harvested is that it for the plant?

  • webcajun 8 months ago

    Some you do have to wrap the leaves and other varieties do it on their own. I've been planting Snowball and hadn’t had to wrap the leaves…..Donald

  • I'm just learning about this, but they say that using leaves along with the Back to Eden style of gardening is the best of both worlds. No digging, no tilling, no watering and no weeds.

  • Lisa321ism 8 months ago

    I just mulched my veggie garden too.  Leaves are free, and you don't have to buy and carry heavy bags of mulch from the store.  Great tip.