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Growing Cauliflowers


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Below are general guidelines for growing cauliflowers including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.


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Plant Height

Up to 45cm/18""

Time between sowing & harvesting

18-24 weeks

Where to Sow

Outdoors in a seed bed or tray

Sowing time

Late March to early May  - temperature   +10C/50F

How to Sow

12mm/1/2" deep - very thinly - in rows 15cm/6" apart or in groups/ blocks

After Germination

Start thinning plants as soon as they can be easily handled to prevent them becoming weak and spindly. Finally thin to 7.5cm/3" apart. 

Growing on - 

in Pots

Once the plants have 5-6 leaves, transplant to final growing positions planting them firmly slightly deeper than they were in the seed bed allowing 1 plant per 20cm/8-inch pot.

Growing on-

in open ground

Once the plants have 5-6 leaves, transplant to final growing positions planting them at the same level as they were in the seed bed and spacing the plants 60cm/2ft apart in rows or in groups/ blocks.


Keep well watered, especially in the early stages and feed regularly  with liquid fertiliser once the heads start to mature. Bend the leaves over the developing curds (heads) to protect from the sun.


Begin cutting the heads whilst they are still quick small to prevent having a glut of fully matured heads. Crops over a period of about 12 weeks.


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