HOW TO GROW CAULIFLOWER IN POTS
- 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.
- 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!