I am anxiously watching the weather forecast these days. Yesterday was fabulous ... a high of 17 degrees C! But we have already had several nights below zero in the past few weeks and similar lows expected in just a few days.
But I wait patiently for the brussels sprouts and cabbage to get a bit bigger before I harvest them. I intentionally started them later than the previous year to avoid having them bolt in the summer heat - naturally it turned out to be a cool summer. :)
The sprouts should be okay (I only have 4 plants) ... another week in the garden then they'll still get a bit bigger if I hang them for another week or so. I don't imagine the savoy cabbage will get much bigger but the 4 plants I have should provide enough for a meal or two.
After Margaret showed her broccoli side shoots a couple of days ago, I thought I should take a look myself as I had not expected to have the time for any to grow this season. Wouldn't you know it, there are side shoots on most of the plants!
And it looks like I should still get a broccoli (or four), small as they may be - this one is only an inch or so across.
As for the cauliflower, not so much. Second year in a row with no real heads to harvest (except for this teeny little purple one pulled a week ago).
Last year, the entire plants were duds. This year, I have large plants (pic below) with plenty of leaf but no head (or maybe a little head wrapped in those inner little leaves). I'll see if I can work out that problem before next year. I know I had peas growing in that bed just before I put in the brussels sprouts and cauliflower and the brussels sprouts seem fine. I assume I have too much or too little of something ...