How to start Cauliflower Plants from seed to transplant?

Pictures of Plants and Seeds of Cauliflower

Seed of Cauliflower that you can plant in the spring so you will have large heads of Cauliflower to harvest later in the growing season.
Seed of Cauliflower that you can plant in the spring so you will have large heads of Cauliflower to harvest later in the growing season. | Source
Flats of Cauliflower seedling growing in cell flats ready for transplanting in bigger containers.
Flats of Cauliflower seedling growing in cell flats ready for transplanting in bigger containers. | Source
Cauliflower that have been transplanted in cell packs and ready to grow for to sell to the local public or to grow on and sold to other wholesale businesses.
Cauliflower that have been transplanted in cell packs and ready to grow for to sell to the local public or to grow on and sold to other wholesale businesses. | Source

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How to grow Cauliflower Plants from seed to transplant..

Hi Gardening Friends

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.

Stokes Seeds

W. Atee Burpee Seeds + Co.

300 Park Avenue

Warminster. Pa 18974

http://www.burpee.com

1-800-444-SEED (7333).

Harris Seeds

355 Paul Road

P.O. Box 24966

Rochester, New York 14624-0966

www.harrisseeds.com

1-800-544-7938

Johnny Selected Seeds

955 Benton Avenue

Winslow, Maine 04901 - 2601. USA.

www.johnnyseeds.com

1-877-564-6697

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

White Sails

These are great types of Cauliflower to grow from seed. If you try to grow Cauliflower from seed would you let me know ?


Gardener Den

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Comments 3 comments

Gardening Angel 8 years ago from Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Hi---

My plants are doing wonderfully well. Thanks for all the amazing information.

Gardening Angel


DWAYNE PROPES 7 years ago

I PLANTED CALIFLOWER PLANTS. MATURITY WAS SUPPOSE TO BE NOV 14th. THE PLANT IS DOING QUITE WELL BUT NOT A HINT OF A HEAD FORMING. WHAT IS WRONG?


container vegetable gardening 6 years ago

Thanks for the cauli tip.

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