The Rainbow Cauliflower Mixture

65-80 days. We know that not everyone has a garden large enough to grow scads of each colorful variety, so we created this special mixture of purple, orange-yellow, lime-green and white Cauliflower seeds. Imagine your children's delight when they each color up! A veritable garden surprise party. Each variety is easy to grow for late summer or early fall harvest, and none require special treatment (translation: the white variety is self-blanching). Each variety is delicious raw in kaleidoscopic crudité platters, and perfect steamed and sprinkled with lemon juice to help them retain their vivid colors. (F1.)

One packet of about 50 seeds
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Cauliflowers are a popular subject for painters, potters and tapestry makers all over the world, and are no less charming in the potager garden. This Brassica is a heavy feeder and likes sweet soil; plant in soil that is rich in organic matter, adding dolomite lime as needed. Best grown as transplants: start seed indoors 8 weeks before transplanting into the garden (2 weeks prior to the last spring frost date or in early summer for fall harvest). Harvest Cauliflower while the buds are tightly closed, using a large sharp blade to cut it off at ground level. One of our favorite comfort foods is steamed Cauliflower lightly baked with a soul-warming, white cheese sauce with a healthy dose of freshly grated nutmeg. Yum. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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