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How to Grow Cauliflower

How to Grow Cauliflower

Learn how to grow cauliflower with our step by step guide. The flavour of a crisp white cauliflower is hard to match, used in a variety of different ways in different dishes Cauliflower is a vegetable not to be underestimated. Can be grown all year round which makes it a low maintenance option for the vege patch.

Cauliflower Varieties and types:

  • Large Head  types – these are the most common garden varieties. Look for Cauliflower ‘All Year’ hybrid – it’s the easiest large variety to go
  • Small head – Try Snowball. This variety will happily grow in a container and is only about 10cm in diameter.

When, where and how to plant Cauliflower

Cauliflower can be grown all year round in many areas. Choose a position in full sun. Prepare ground well prior to planting or sowing seeds. Add compost and blend in well.
You can either buy seedlings or sown your own seeds. When you are sowing seeds, you will find it germinates best during spring and autumn. Avoid using fertilsier that is high in nitrogen on your Cauliflowers, it will cause more leaf growth.

Cauliflower Growing Guide:

Once Cauliflower seedlings appear or are planted, apply slug and snail bait around the plants. Apply liquid fertilizer each month. Crop should be ready in 2-3 months from planting. Water well over dry periods. Aphids and white butterflies can be a problem, spray with a good bug spray, insecticide. One of the keys to success with cauliflower is consistency of care. Wrapping the foliage around the head while it’s forming will keep the heads white. It can add as a frost protection over winter months too and protect the crop from sun damage as well.

Cauliflower Harvesting

Harvest Cauliflower when the heads have formed and are of a reasonable size.  Use a sharp knife and remove the hard from the stalk. Remove the plant from the ground and add to your compost.

How to use Cauliflower

Use as a vegetable for any meal. Cauliflower is ideal in stir-fries, soups and salads. The how to grow gardeing team favourite is to cover freshly grown and cooked cauliflower with a rich cheese sauce. The leaves can be used in the same way cabbage would be. Cauliflower freezes well for up to 6 months.

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