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I took a punt at growing cauliflower for the first time this year. It was a success!

However.... does anyone know how best to store, even to get a little bit longer out if it?

They need picked ASAP, but just wondering can I keep them a few weeks?

FG280
a month ago
What do you think of this?
Golfforall
Golfforalla month ago

Blanch the florets (stick in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes ) then freeze in a bag or tupperware type container .

Well done 😀 . I've never managed to grow them successfully . I get them to a tennis ball size head then they go to seed ☹ .

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

Me neither .... so I gave up ... I just couldn't get them to grow and look healthy and edible!

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FG280
FG280
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a month ago

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FG280
FG280
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a month ago

BORDERJOE Golfforall photo doesn't do it justice... its the size of my head 😆

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FG280
FG280
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a month ago

Golfforall thank you! I am very much trial and error with gardening.... just because it worked this year definitely doesn't mean it will next year, and i will have no idea what I did differently 🤔

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

FG280 seriously impressed and envious!

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Golfforall
Golfforalla month ago

FG280 Tried for several years , always went to seed when looking promising (Given up now 😣) . I'm good with Asparagus ,chillies , tomatoes ,strawberries and plums though 😀.

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FG280
FG280
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a month ago

Golfforall oooh I would love to try to grow asparagus! My chillies, tomatoes, carrots, French beans and courgette have done good this year. Potatoes a bit more like marbles, but think the soil was a bit overused and not enough watering during the heatwave!

Trying butternut squash for the first time too 🤞

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Golfforall
Golfforalla month ago

FG280 Nothing better than eating veg you have grown yourself . Sadly I've always failed with Caulis so have to rely on bags of Morrisons frozen florets 😥.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

Process them and make cauliflower rice which will keep well in the freezer. I buy them when on offer and do it ... have done the same with broccoli too. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cauliflower-rice

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FG280
FG280
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a month ago

BORDERJOE thank you! I have a favourite cauliflower rice salad that I make, so this will be good. I was worried freezing would make it mushy!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

FG280 I was wary too the first time but honestly, it was fine. I don't defrost either - just cook from frozen. There are loads of ideas online for using it.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa month ago

I haven't tried growing cauliflower myself but blanch and freeze them would be my advice.

Well done! 🎉 🥳

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FG280
FG280
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a month ago

tumblespots thank you! I'm all chuffed! Definitely going to blanch some!

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