A cool-season crop that may be cultivated in the spring and fall is the sun-loving cauliflower. The edible wʜɪᴛe flesh of cauliflower, an annual plant in the Brassica family, is incredibly nutritious and regarded as a superfood. Similar to its cousin broccoli, cauliflower has tightly packed florets that are joined by a solid core that is frequently surrounded by a few thin leaves.
Even while cauliflower is normally wʜɪᴛe, it can also be found in a variety of colors, including purple, yellow, and orange. Whatever the hue, all foods have the same mild, somewhat sweet, and slightly nutty flavor. Since cauliflower needs persistent chilly temperatures in the 60°F range, growing it might be difficult for novice gardeners. Otherwise, instead of creating a single, huge head, it can Pʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇly button from small, button-size heads.
An abundance of organic matter is required in the soil; add aged ᴍᴀɴure and/or compost to the bed. Also in need of more nutrition is cauliflower. Apply fertilizer 5-10-10. In fertile soil, moisture is retained to prevent the buttoning of heads. Cauliflower should be started from small nursery plants rather than from seeds. Start planting seeds four to five weeks prior to the last spring frost date. Rows should be spaced 3 to 6 inches apart and up to an inch deep. During germination and growth, water regularly. Plant the seedling no earlier than two to four weeks prior to the last spring frost date.
Plants should be placed 18 to 24 inches apart with 30 inches between rows. Be prepared to cover plants with used milk jugs in the early spring if necessary to protect them. Extreme cold can inhibit the growth of buttons or cause them to form. A autumn crop should be planted 6 to 8 weeks before the first date of the fall frost but after the daily high temperature has fallen below 75 degrees.
Depending on the cultivar, plants are often ready to harvest in 50 to 100 days, or 7 to 12 days following germination. It is appropriate to harvest the heads when they are tightly coiled and hard. Use a large knife to cut the plant’s heads off. Make sure to keep some of the leaves around the heads; if they are too small but have begun to open, they should be harvested right away. The cauliflower should be thrown away if it appears coarse because it is past its prime.
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