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
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost.
Transplant seedlings outdoors when they are 4-6 weeks old.
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.