Project funding under review
Cabbages grow really well in Injibara, so there is no reason why cauliflowers should not do well. The first trial was completely wiped out by the heavy rains last year. The second trial was completed with mixed results. A total of 70 cauliflowers were picked, their heads ranging from just 25g - 325g. Now a third trial has started with planting time different to the other two. It will be interesting to see what develops.
The taste test resulted in positive comments from the male and female staff. Previously only the women were keen on the flavour. Each staff member has now received a small packet of seeds to grow for themselves.
It will be encouraging if we have successful trials on growing the vegetables, but unless the people see the benefits, grow them themselves and are willing to include them in their diet, the trials cannot go any further. It is a slow step by step process.
We ourselves know that we are not always keen to try something new.
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