Cauliflower and friends

It looks like this is going to be the Year of the Unexpected Vegetable. Actually, it started last autumn with the tomato on my window sill, which is in the throes of producing its first fruit.

But now, the cauliflower seedlings I potted on a couple of weeks ago have been joined by another species of plant, name as yet unknown.


At least I know how this happened… I used compost from last year’s pots and presumably these are seeds which failed to germinate. So, it looks like I’ve got more plants with no effort on my part!


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to Cauliflower and friends

  1. lovely update have a blessed day Helen

  2. Great! Looking forward to knowing what they are!

    • Helen says:

      I have a feeling they might be aubergine. Last year, none germinated and I reused the compost, so this seems the most likely outcome. Anyway, I’ll keep you informed 🙂

  3. patsquared2 says:

    Every year I promise myself that I will NOT grow any mystery vegetables; every year I grow some mystery vegetables. The worst are the cukes and the squash…I hate when I am not sure whose seed is in what pot. And yes, I label but I always mix up one or two and have to segregate. Enjoy the mystery veg!

  4. I just popped some brassica seeds in trays on Sunday .. They are a winter crop here …

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