Fresh, clean and crisp cauliflower is akin to broccoli. It shares many of the same growing habits and culinary uses. An added bonus is that it can be roasted; a great way to bring out its creamy, nutty­sweet flavor.

Site Requirements

Cauliflower will want a fertile soil rich in compost, but not a lot of nitrogen. Place it in an open area and blanch when the curd begins to form to provide shade.


Transplant starts form March through June. Over-wintering types should go out between July and August. Space 2’ apart.


Do not overfeed with nitrogen, but provide an organic fertilizer by tilling some into the soil before planting.

Harvesting and Storage

Heads are usually at maximum size when small amounts of space can be seen between the florets and a soft texture is noticed on the surface.

Examine heads for clean, pest-free storing quality and then store at around 35°.