Cauliflower all year round is an excellent variety and a gardeners favourite. The large curds and dark green leaves of cauliflower all year round make this a variety that is ideal to grow in your veg patch.
Cauliflower is not the easiest to grow. However with good planning, regular care and a small dose of common sense, you can enjoy cauliflower on the table all year round.
Nutritional content: A good source of iron, manganese and folic acid as well as healthy vitamins C, K, B1 and B
Pack size: Approximately 225 Seeds
Sowing Indoors: From January to May and September and October. Start the seeds off indoors by planting them in trays or modules under glass at 13°C. As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm (2″) apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out. Space plants 45cm (18in) apart between plants and 60cm (24in) between the rows.
Sow/Plant outdoors: Cultivate soils to a depth of 15-20cms and rake the top surface to provide a fine crumb to plant the seeds into. Sow seeds from March to June thinly and direct into the growing site. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 7-10cm (3-4in) apart. Once plants are 15cm (6in) tall , they can be lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions. Later sowings can be made into a seed bed in shallow drills 2cm (3/4″) deep in short rows
For the best performance and yield keep well fed and watered over the growing months.
Do not plant if soils are waterlogged.
Autumn sowings can be overwintered in a cold frame and planted out in March for the first cut of the season in June.
Soil type: Free draining light soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Full sun but also ok in partial shade.
Position: Can be grown in tubs and containers, but best grown in open planting in vegetable beds.
Harvest: June to October
Full growing instructions provided.