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Growing Cauliflower

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S S P                

(Best months for growing Cauliflower in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 24 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in 15-22 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

06 Aug 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Caulies can look a couple of different ways. A good caulie will have a nice tight head. A No 1 caulie will be open looking. Check what a good caulie looks like in a supermarket. Probably not long after they reach full size - not growing bigger any more.
25 May 18, Chris (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Gidday. Can someine tell me if St Lawrence Qld which lies smack bang between Rocky to the South and Mackay to the North is Tropical or Sub-tropical? No-one seems to actually know.
30 May 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
More so Sub-Tropical as it is only just north of Rocky. The notes here say from Rocky south.
19 Apr 18, Leanne Webb (Australia - temperate climate)
You forgot bakeing cauliflower and it is fantastic better than all other types of cooking. Just a bit of olive oil and season to taste
17 Apr 18, Harriet (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
How to get rid of grub worms naturaly?
07 Mar 18, Njabulo (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Thankyou so much. Another question, I am around KZN at MANDINI area. Is it possible to plant cauliflower
06 Mar 18, Njabulo (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I am a farm with little experience about cauliflower. I need to know what best time to plant cauliflower
04 Mar 18, Scott (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I grow cauliflower next to silverbeet in the same bed?
02 May 18, Michael (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Yes, I've grown it before next to silverbeet
13 Oct 17, John Hansen (Australia - temperate climate)
My cauliflowers are flowering but are not forming tight clusters more like separate pinheads. Planted in May 2017. Thank you
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