Sans leaves is the problem. UK people wont eat cauli leaves, even though they taste good and are just as nutritious as cabbage etc.
Still others loss is my gain
Bolted Caulis and leaves by British Red, on Flickr
Chickens eating cauli heads by British Red, on Flickr
Still seems wrong that 1/2 of a vegetable is ploughed under because people for some odd reason don't realise its edible!
Speaking of using parts of the plant we often don't I was looking at a friends sweetcorn. It doesn't look like she'll get a crop of it this year now and I was wondering if the leaves and or stalks could be used for much? Was wondering about using the leaves to try making some baskets?
Sent via smoke-signal from a woodland in Scotland.
"However absolutely everything (stalks, leaves, shucks, and cobs) can be and are used for animal fodder here. Not just sweetcorn but also with all other corn for human consumption as well as field corn."
I think it has to be - basically - chopped up and then fermented so the bacteria can work on it = silage......
Time to make connections with dairy farms stuggling to clear their manure maybe ?.......