HOW TO GROW CAULIFLOWER IN POTS

cauliflower in pot

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STARTING SEEDS:

  • For a spring crop, start your cauliflower seeds 10 weeks before your last average frost date. For a fall crop, start your cauliflower seeds 12 weeks before your average frost date.
  • Fill plastic nursery pots with potting soil and leave about 1/2 inch of space at the top.
  • Place about 4 cauliflower seeds in the middle of each pot and cover with soil.
  • Keep the soil moist, but not wet.
  • Once seedlings have started, place the pots in a sunny place such as a windowsill.
  • Once seedlings are about 2 inches tall, thin to just one.
  • Keep the soil moist and in a sunny place until your seedlings are ready to be transplanted to a bigger pot.

GROWING CAULIFLOWER IN CONTAINERS:

  • Fill your pots or containers with potting soil and leave about an inch at the top.
  • Gently and slowly remove your cauliflower seedlings from their nursery pots.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the pot where you'll be transplanting your new cauliflower seedling.
  • Transplant your cauliflower seedling into the new container and cover the roots.
  • Water your cauliflower plant just enough for the soil to be moist.
  • Feed the plants with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Place container outdoors four weeks before your last average frost date for a spring crop or six weeks before your first average frost date for a fall crop.

CARING FOR YOUR CAULIFLOWER PLANT

  • Fertilize your cauliflower plant once every 4 weeks with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer. The soil should be rich in organic matter.
  • Never allow the soil the dry out – keep it consistently moist.
  • Ensure that your cauliflower plants receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.

HARVESTING CAULIFLOWER

  • Your cauliflower is ready for harvest once it reaches the desired size.
  • Simply cut the cauliflower head at the base, leaving the leaves.
  • Then, pull the plant out and compost the rest.
  • Plant again next season.
  • Happy Planting!