Consistent cool temperatures are required to grow this fickle “super” food.
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Maturity: 70-120 days from seed, 65-85 days when grown from transplants
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart, 2 to 3 feet between rows
For many home gardeners growing cauliflower can be a difficult task. This nutritious plant requires undisturbed growth for the head – or flower – to develop. As a result, planting success is often influenced by several environmental factors including cool temperatures, pest problems and moisture. Some gardeners will even set a few cauliflower plants out every week, hoping that at least a few of them will receive the proper conditions to thrive. (more…)