Cauliflower Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Brassicaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:
Moderate

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
When to Start Indoors:
March, April, May, June, July
Sprouting Time:
7-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-30
Depth:
5mm (¼”) deep
Spacing (cm):
45-60cm
Row Spacing (cm):
60-90cm
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
50-100 days
When To Harvest:
May, June, July, August, September, October, November
How to Harvest:
Once curd forms, check every day and cut when the florets are just beginning to separate. At this point the flavour is at peak quality and the size is maximum.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Stems, leaves, head
Potential Health Benefits:
Nutrient-Dense, Digestive System, Antioxidant, Weight Loss

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Chamomile, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Sage
What Plants to Avoid:
Eggplant, Pepper, Potato, Tomato
Common Pests:
Slugs and snails, Flea Beetles, Cabbage root maggot, cabbage aphids, cabbage worms
Common Disease:
Prevent disease with a strict 4-year crop rotation, avoiding planting Brassicas in the same spot more than once every four years.
Bonus Grow Tips:
Overwintered types are only hardy down to -12 to -19°C (16 to -5°F).

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