Full sun. Well drained soil.
Fill seed trays with seed raising mix, sow seeds, firm down, water well.
Keep the soil moist.
Prepare garden bed with Blood & Bone/Seaweed.
Once seedlings have emerged feed weekly with plant food.
Allow seedlings to grow to 7cm before transplanting.
When transplanting plant 30-40cm apart.
Transplant your seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost date.
They’ll still be sensitive to cold, so make sure to harden them off carefully first.
Set them outside, out of the wind, for about one hour, then bring them inside.
Repeat this every day, leaving them outside an hour longer each time.
If it’s unusually cold out, skip a day.
Keep this up for two weeks before planting them in the ground.
Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and 300mm deep.
Position in full sun, protect from strong wind.
Full pot with potting mix, sow seeds, cover, firm well.
Once seedlings emerge feed weekly.
Pick your cauliflower then the head is firm, tight and about 20cm across.
To harvest the seeds, gather the seed stalks when the seed pods are fully mature and dry on the plant.
Use a screen to winnow the chaff (dry seed casing) from the seed.
You can store seeds in a cool, dry area for up to 5 years
Zone 1 - Cool
January , November , December
Zone 2 - Temperate
January , February , March , December
Zone 3 - Subtropical
January , February , March , April