March's Yields - A Veggie Update Part 1
After much consideration this is what I eventually planted in the empty raised veggie border- top left.
Back in November, when the daytime temperatures were between 75 to 79 F, I planted slips of onions and cauliflower transplants. In January I planted cabbages which are still maturing. Now it's beginning to warm up again the cauliflowers are almost done.
|From the Far End, Cauliflowers, Cabbages and Onions, along with a lone Tomato.|
|Cauliflower "White Cloud"|
If you want to try Blanching......as soon as the head starts to show through the leaves, gather the outer leaves to cover the head and secure with string, twine or an elastic band.
|A Blanched Cauliflower..but not quite perfect|
|Compare Unblanched on left with Blanched on Right|
Northern Florida: You might still have time regarding Cauliflower, and Cabbages.
A stray tomato seed took root in among the onions, and I didn't have the heart to pull it out. I had read that you are not supposed to plant tomatoes with onions, but so far both onions and tomato plant are thriving. Truth is the "tomato - not - supposed - to - be - growing - with - the onions" is actually doing better than the other tomatoes. When the cabbages are done, I might put Squash in this planter box.
Elsewhere in the garden I am trying to grow some strawberries. I never seem to get to them before the birds and squirrels. Currently I am nursing one litl' flower and check on it every day!
|One Little Strawberry Flower|