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How to grow Cauliflower Plants from seed to transplant..
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Here is a little history of growing Cauliflower.
Similar to broccoli in many respects, this member of the cabbage family produces best when it matures during cool weather. It can be direct seeded but is generally handled as a transplant,with seedlings being planted in early July for a fall harvest. Cauliflower is best when grown rapidly and with plenty of moisture. When heads reach golf ball size, they should be "blanched" to preserve their white color. To blanch, gather outer leaves over white heads and secure with twine or rubber bands. Check regularly to harvest at peak maturity before curds loosen up. Some types of cauliflower, that are new varieties which is breed for "self blanching".Their leaves curled naturally over the head and do not need to be secured.
Here is some information on how to grow Cauliflower from seed.
You need to have clean flats that are either new or washed and sterilized before you use them. Then next as always get your germination mix out and fill your flat half full of soil. Then soak the entire flat and put them on the greenhouse bench or propagating mat and let set and drain for over night. So after you do all of that you can sow the Cauliflower seed in the flat you broadcast the seed evenly in the seed flat. After that you can cover the seed lightly with some germination mix about a 1/4 of a inchof the soil. Then you need to mist the entire flat and if you are growing them in your house you need to place them on a propagating mat and under a gro light. And if you have a greenhouse you can place the flat on the propagating bench and keep it misted until the plants are germinated.
Seed Companies that you can buy Cauliflower Seed from.
W. Atee Burpee Seeds + Co.
300 Park Avenue
Warminster. Pa 18974
355 Paul Road
P.O. Box 24966
Rochester, New York 14624-0966
Johnny Selected Seeds
955 Benton Avenue
Winslow, Maine 04901 - 2601. USA.
The next day take your seed flat and get your seed packet and start to so your Cauliflower seeds.
After you sow the seeds you can cover them with about a 1/4 of an inch of germinating mix. Then take your Flat and mist the entire flat and either set it on the greenhouse bench or on the propagating mat and grow light above the flat. It usually takes about 10 to 14 days. For the seed to germinate.
Now here is some types of Cauliflower to grow from seed.
Snow Crown F1 50 Days.earliest by far. For early harvest
These are great types of Cauliflower to grow from seed. If you try to grow Cauliflower from seed would you let me know ?
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