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Cauliflower Information



Brassica oleracea

A leafy vegetable similar to cabbage with a large white or purple flower head. Medium maintenance plant will require careful preparation of the soil and then regular checkups to catch any problems.

Cauliflowers come in Summer, Autumn and Spring varieties.

Moon Planting Type: Leafy

Soil Type: Loam

Aspect: South-facing

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)



Cauliflower Growing Notes


Summer and Autumn Cauliflowers should be sown in March, April and May, and Winter Cauliflowers should be planted in May and June.

Sow in good fertile soil, preferable soil that has been prepared with a green manure.

Plant out in a grid format 60cm apart after sowing in a greenhouse.

Pruning & Thining

Thin as required


Harvest by cutting with a sharp knife, keeping some leaves attached for protection. Hang upside down in the garage to store.

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Cauliflower Varieties

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