Pictures Of Cauliflower

By popular request we have put together a page on Pictures of Cauliflower. Most of them were taken by me, straight out of my backyard garden, but a few are from the gardens of some acquaintances.

Cauliflower is a vegetable that will go with almost any menu. It has a very mild taste so you can enjoy it plain, with butter, cheese, flavored sauces and it goes well with pork, chicken, and beef. The trick to good cauliflower is to undercook, not overboil it. Better yet, steam it if you have a vegetable steamer. You want it to be tender, yet firm, not mushy.  Unless you are making a puree.

In the photo below, you can see some cauliflower plants growing in one of my raised vegetable gardens.  I learned that as they grew, that I had planted them too close together.  The plants can get as large as 18 to 24 inches in diameter.  Make sure you leave plenty of space between your plants.

New cauliflower plants.

In the picture below are some heads of broccoli and cauliflower that I grew and harvested myself. They were steamed and enjoyed by my family for dinner that night.  They are not as big as they could have been.  I did not leave enough space between the plants for growing.  These heads could have gotten up to 2 to 3 pounds each.

Fresh cauliflower and broccoli heads fresh from our garden.

In the photo below is the Fremont Cauliflower I grew for the fall 2010 season. They weighed about two pounds each.

A cauliflower head ready to be picked in our greenhouse.

In the picture below is a cauliflower seedling. It is about one week old in my garden.

A cauliflower seedling in my raised bed.

In the picture below a cauliflower head is forming in the middle of all of those large leaves. The head starts and the leaves then wrap around the head, protecting it until it gets bigger.

Another delicious cauliflower head in my garden.

Here is a head already cleaned with all of the leaves taken off. It is ready to cook and then be covered with butter or cheese! Yum!

Cauliflower from our garden ready to be chopped and cooked.

If you do not want to cook your head of cauliflower right away, it will stay good in the refrigerator for a week or two. If you want to use it later, blanch it and then freeze it and it will be good for up to six months in the deep freeze! That is what we do when we harvest more than a few at a time.

More on Pictures Of Cauliflower

More Page on Cauliflower:

Cauliflower Facts

Cauliflower Health Benefits

Planting Cauliflower

Click here to see our cauliflower seed collection.

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