Harvesting and Storing your Cauliflower

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Harvesting and Storing your Cauliflower

When it finally comes time to harvest your homegrown caulifloewr, it's such an exciting moment! Here are some best practices to make sure you get the most out of your harvested crop.


HARVESTING YOUR CAULIFLOWER 

Typically, plants are ready to harvest once your cauliflower is about 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) in diameter.

To harvest your crop, simply cut the main stem at soil level – leaving some leaves attached to protect the white head during handling and storage.

The heads become ricey when they’ve overmatured, so make sure you don’t leave them in the ground for too long.


STORING YOUR CAULIFLOWER

You'll want to either use your cauliflower right away, or break it up into chunks, store in plastic bags, and then freeze them.

In general, cauliflower can be stored at 32°F (0°C) for about 1-2 weeks. Now, all that's left to do is enjoy! 


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Posted 1 month ago