Re: [gardeners] Cauliflower

Allen Merten (
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 06:14:29 -0500

    I gather the large outside leaves of the cauliflower and ties them
together like the neck of a bag. I use cloth strips for rags.
    The old timers called this "blanching". If you don't blanch, the curds
will turn several colors, purple, green or yellow. They will also get very
hard and lose flavor.
    I can't lay the leaves on top of the head. With the humidity here they
would deteriorate into slime/mush.
    I have to recheck my cauliflower after wind events to make sure they are
still tied up.
    Bastrop Co., SE Central TX
    Zone 8