Thursday, February 19, 2009

The life and times of Cauliflower, 'Violet Sicilian' and Broccoli, 'Romanesco'. Week Two


The end of week one or the beginning of week two, take your pick.

As you can see the Broccoli, 'Romanesco' and Cauliflower, 'Violet Sicilian' have well and truly sprouted (fifth day after planting).

I have since pinched out the smaller or weaker seedlings where more than one seed sprouted and have given them there weekly dose of Fish emulsion.

All is looking good and I'll report again next week on their progress.

In the meantime here is what Green Harvest has to say about Broccoli, 'Romanesco' and Cauliflower, 'Violet Sicilian'.






Cauliflower, 'Violet Sicilian'
Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group

Syn. Cavolfiore di Sicilia Violetto; this Italian cauliflower is a vigorous plant with broad, green - grey leaves and a beautiful violet, compact 1-1.3 kg head. The head turns green when cooked and has a sweet mild taste both raw and cooked.
A higher mineral content is responsible for the colour.


Broccoli, 'Romanesco'
Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group

Romanesco broccoli is an Italian heirloom regarded as one of the world's most visually attractive vegetables. The lime green head illustrates a fractal pattern, with spiral conical florets within a larger spiral.
It can be eaten raw or lightly cooked, and has a nutty, slightly spicy broccoli flavour.




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17 comments:

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Stewart, I'm wondering what is the dilution rate you're using for fertilizing your seedlings? Do you cut it in half for what you give potted plants? I start fertilizing mine when they develop their first true leaves.

Kel said...

i love romanesco!!!! it doesnt grow very well where we are sadly...

Stewart said...

Hi Kel, I'd have thought the Adelaide Hills would be perfect. Why doesn't it grow well for you?

Hi Tessa, yes you are right I use half what is recommended for pots straight up. They seem ok with that. But if starting from the first true leaves works for you then that's ok. There is no golden rule.

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