Garden How TO
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT CAULIFLOWER?
Cauliflower loves cool temperatures. It thrives in temps below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to grow cauliflower is during the cool weather of spring and fall.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLANT CAULIFLOWER?
The ideal setup for growing cauliflower is in raised beds or large containers with well draining soil. They do best with 6-8hrs of sunlight.
Here are a few tips on how I plant cauliflower seedlings. Plus tips on harvesting.
Spread a 2″- to 3″-thick layer of fresh compost over the planting area. This will give your cauliflower a nice little nutritional boost.
Plant seedings about 12″-18″ apart. Dig a hole that’s a little deeper than the root ball of the plant and plant each cauliflower all the way up to the first set of leaves to give them some support.
Water the planting area well. While you don’t want the soil to be swampy, you never want to let it dry out completely.
The best way to protect cauliflower is to use garden mesh or fabric tulle as a physical barrier. For best results, cover them the moment you set transplants outside.
Harvest mature heads before the flowers open. (If you miss your window and notice flowers appearing, don’t worry—the head is still 100% edible.) Each floret will be about as long as your thumb. To harvest your cauliflower head, use a clean knife to cut at the base, just below the head.
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