How to Grow Plant Cauliflower

Growing cauliflower can be a rewarding experience, but it requires attention to detail and the right conditions.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to grow cauliflower:

Choose the Right Variety

Select a cauliflower variety that suits your climate and preferences.

Start Indoors or Direct Sow

Indoors: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost.

Transplant seedlings outdoors when they are 4-6 weeks old.

Direct Sow: In regions with mild winters, cauliflower can be directly sown in the garden in late summer for a winter harvest.

Select a Sunny Location

Choose a site with total sun exposure. Cauliflower requires at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.

Prepare the Soil

Ensure well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH (6.0-7.0).


Set transplants 18-24 inches apart in rows 2-3 feet apart. Plant seedlings at the same depth as they were in the pots.