We believe cauliflower has an unearned reputation for being tricky to grow. Nothing could be further from the truth! Our varieties have been selected for their reliability and ease of growth. Once you have had a taste of the nutty-sweet flavour of a fresh, crisp cauliflower direct from your garden, you will make room for it every year!
Culture: Requiring the same soil and site locations as any brassica, the key to growing good cauliflower is to maintain a steady growth rate and never let the plants lack for water. Seed may be sown directly in the garden in late spring, however it is advisable to start seed indoors in a soil-less growing medium about 5 weeks before the normal transplanting out time in late April through mid May.
When the heads start to form, take some of the outer leaves and tie them up over the head. This will help prevent yellowing of the curd due to exposure to excessive sunlight and help prevent a condition know as "riceyness". Harvest when the heads reach the desired size but before the curds start to open up. One pkt sows approx. 20 m (66') of row when thinned to a 40-50 cm (16-18") spacing.