Organic Cauliflower Growing Directions
Organic Cauliflower is a fun plant to grow in your Harvest to Home garden. Simply sit back and watch the outside leaves grow large with the crown sprouting in the middle. Once the Cauliflower crown has grown to 6-8 inches in diameter you may pick small pieces off to add to your meals. You can also wait till the crown has grown to its full size 10-12 inches in diameter then harvest the entire crown. The only drawback is Cauliflower can take quite a while to grow and harvest. The leaves can attract hornworms which will eat holes through your leaves. Regular applications of “BT” are recommended.
Organic Cauliflower Information
Cool season vegetable
Cauliflower is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region. Cauliflower is similar to broccoli in its size, form, and growth cycle. This season we will have a few varieties of cauliflower to choose from including traditional white, orange cheddar, and purple graffiti.
Best site: In sunny location in cooler weather.
Pruning and training: Remove any dead leaves.
Time to harvest: Harvest in 6-7 weeks.
Harvest: You can start to snip off parts of the head as it grows. Make sure to harvest the entire head before it starts to flower.
- Snow White – White in color.
- Orange Cheddar – Orange in color.
- Purple Graffiti – Purple in color