Tips from Olle Garden Bed：7 secrets with huge cauliflower head
Whether it is the housing cabbage of the cabbage moth, or the broccoli that has been sowed before you have the opportunity to eat, or a tiny bitter cauliflower head; the moss often makes us scratching our heads and wants to know where we are wrong. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
Today, we will solve the problem of the last moss -small and bitter cauliflower head.
Cauliflower has become a very hot vegetable because of its low carbohydrate ability, which can replace starch foods such as rice or potatoes. Gaerry is replaced with rice; it can make great gluten -free pizza. When it is mud with butter and garlic, it is difficult for you to distinguish that you eat cauliflower instead of potato puree.
Although, I still feel that some replacement should never be performed. I'm watching you, cauliflower Huafu cake.
With the increasingly popular lifestyle lifestyle, the interest in planting broccoli in family gardens is also increasing. What is usually happened is that we will be excited to watch these huge leaves grow in the center of the plant, but we are disappointed by what we found during the harvest -a kind of stinky cauliflower with loose milk.
But now it's not. I will share the secrets you need to grow in the backyard with the raised garden bed.
Gaerry basic knowledge
As we have mentioned, broccoli is part of the plant family of the moss. You need to understand some of these guys' cool things, because it will improve the way you grow all plants that are planting moss. Cauliflower is the cultivation variety of plants in the moss. The same is true of Haozi cabbage, big -headed vegetables, feathers cabbage, cabbage cabbage, broccoli, and other plants of other Yunmogi.
They all come from the same plant! Over the years, they have only been adjusted to grow with specific characteristics.
Cross -cabbage has been cultivated into the head of the tightly compact leaves.
Baozi cabbage has been adapted to the small head of many tightly compact leaves.
Cauliflower has been planted to plant flowers.
Yes, yes, when we eat cauliflower, we are eating flowers that are not opened with flowers; the same is true of broccoli. It was a very delicious flower.
Because all these "different" vegetables are planted from the same species, once you figure out how to grow one, you also know how to plant all other vegetables well.
Sunlight, soil, water and nutrients
According to the varieties you choose, cauliflower will mature within 90 to 140 days after you start sowing.
Caaca likes sufficient sunlight; although you can plant them in some cool places, if they receive at least 5-8 hours a day, they will do better, but there is a warning, we will talk later.
They are one of the few vegetables that like to keep water. Of course, you don't want soils with high clay content, but the dense soil that will not be discharged quickly will keep your cauliflower happy.
Caaca requires a lot of water to grow well. Keep the surrounding soil moist, you will have a happy cauliflower.
All the moss needs nitrogen to do well, because they are almost like this or that leaves. We will discuss this in detail later.
Now you have mastered the basic knowledge. Let's take a look at the secrets you can use to plant broccoli. These secrets will make all your ketogenic friends jealous.
1.Make them cool
This is the most important part of planting any plants of Yunye, so we must start with this first. The moss hates hot. Let me say it again -the moss hates hot. This is doubled for broccoli.
Therefore, although they may prefer sufficient sunshine, they like to get enough sunshine in the cooler part of the year.
This means when you need to plan them according to your location. Just like Haozi Cabils, people want to start cauliflower in a warm cold-resistant area, such as 8-11, so that it can grow in a gentle winter.
For area 2-10, you have two choices in the cold winter; you can start planting them in winter, plant them in early spring, or start in midsummer to gain autumn harvest.
The best time to choose broccoli depends on the growth temperature they like. This cold -resistant vegetable is the best when temperature does not exceed 65 degrees. In this temperature or lower temperature, the longer you can give them, the more likely you will have a large and healthy head.
Remember that they may be slightly frosty, so you can postpone the beginning of the garden to July or August, depending on your area. Take a look at your first and last frost date and make corresponding plans.
2.Choose the right variety
This is the cool planting of broccoli, but it is important to choose a variety suitable for your growth conditions. If you live in a warm place, the rainfall is not much, please choose a more drought tolerant variety. If you know that mold or mold is always a problem, select the mold -proof variety.
The last point of choosing the correct cauliflower variety; if you are looking for a huge head, please look for a large variety. There are many varieties, even beautiful orange, purple and green varieties. Some varieties are planted more for the flavor and on a petite side. Others are still growing, so the leaves do not need to be bleached.
If you want a big cauliflower, find a variety that only specifies this point. Some suggestions are:
3.Water from above
This suggestion seems to violate all the rules, isn't it? You rarely, if you have, you should water the plants from above. We know that this will cause rot and spread the disease from the soil to the leaves. In general, this is a big taboo.
Except for the genus plants.
We talked about broccoli really don't like hotness. If you are planting in autumn or one of the warm areas, you can bet that the temperature along the way will be much higher than the temperature that cauliflower likes. Here is a simple skill that helps your plants to keep it cool.
You usually wate on the bottom of the plant, but in these hot days, you should also use a hose to water from above to cool your cauliflower. Use the shower settings on the water stick or hose nozzle to quickly rinse. You don't want to get the fire and wet it.
This minor shower will cool down your plants and keep it moist, which will help prevent plants from fixing the bolts while slowing their growth. Therefore, it will not mature too fast during these hot periods.
4. Don't forget to cover
Cauliflower seems to be one of the rare vegetables that are difficult to water. Unless it rains, you can water cauliflower almost every day. They really like to take root in the cool and humid soil.
One of the best ways they get the best way they want are the bottom of the cauliflower plants. Fresh grass chips are a good choice because they add nitrogen to the soil and prevent weeds from growing. Lock water and create a very happy broccoli plant.
You can grow it in garden beds outdoor!
5. Follow this fertilization timetable
As I mentioned earlier, moss needs nitrogen, and broccoli is no exception. For large and crispy cauliflower, you need to ensure fertilization from the beginning.
It is always good to improve the soil at the beginning of the season. Adding cow dung is a good way to add nitrogen to the soil and form a soil matrix that can maintain water.
It is planned to fertilize cauliflower with high -quality liquid fertilizers every three weeks.
Use liquid fertilizer and pour the bottom of the plant to make plants easily obtain these nutrients.
You can also use slow -release fertilizers at the beginning of the growth season, such as blood powder. Add it to the hole before putting the seedlings. Blood powder is a good choice for fertilization once and for all, but it is difficult to measure when it runs out.
However, the key is to stop fertilizing about three to four weeks before planning; this will ensure that plants will not consume all energy to plant more leaves.
6. cover them
Freshy plants often attract caterpillars. These caterpillars like to be full of mouth on the leaves, and then become moths or butterflies. Unavoidable, this generation flew away, creating the next generation of leaf pests. This is the cycle and re -enroll until you finally get a branches with branches, where you used to be healthy leaves.
These leaves are important in the development of cauliflower heads.
One of the simplest ways to control these pests is to cover your cauliflower (and other plants and other moss) with garden nets at the beginning of the season. The net will still allow the sun and rain to enter and allow the airflow, but it prevents the eggs of cabbage moths and cabbage.
Type is another good choice to protect precious broccoli. In the wedding season and Halloween, check your local fabric or craft shop on the tulle in the yard to bargain.
7. Wrap them up
Now, only the last secret can ensure the best cauliflower you have ever eaten. If you make full use of the information in this article, you should look at some beautiful cauliflower heads.
You may want to know, okay, how do I know when they are ready to gain? The leaves that have been protecting cauliflower will start from the head.
Check the cream; this is what we call the raised of the cauliflower head.
They should be tight and grow together. You should be able to brush on the surface of cauliflower with your fingers instead of separating the milk. You have bought broccoli in the store before, so you know what you are looking for. (If the milk starts to separate, please skip the next step, harvest and consolidate immediately, because it has just passed the heyday.
You have to fold the leaves around your head and surround it around the cauliflower head. This is a bit like a tent made of leaves. Tie the leaves together with some tingling or some bands on the old T -shirt. You want them to block the light, but don't be too tight, so that there is no room for the head to continue growing.
Do not do this after the rain, wait for the leaves to tie the leaves at the most dry day. Once your cauliflower is tied up, you don't want to pour it on your head anymore.
Now we wait. We have picked cauliflower for a few weeks to keep milky white and eliminate any bitterness.
After one to three weeks, open the package of broccoli and cut it down from the stem. Or better, the whole plant is rooted and eaten cauliflower head and leaves at the same time. Many people throw these, but they are full of calcium! You can use them in krauts in salads, cooking, and fermentation; the possibility is endless.
If your card is right, your broccoli will go through a small frost once or twice before the harvest, which will make it sweeter. Several kinds of vegetables will grow sweeter after frost.
With these secret cauliflower planting skills, I don't want you to encounter too much trouble when you grow up in the future. As I mentioned at the beginning, once you master a kind of plant, you will master them.