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Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Cauliflower, Vegetables | 7 comments

How to Grow Cauliflower

How to Grow Cauliflower

How to Grow Cauliflower *The edible part of this plant is actually a cluster of flower buds. *Cauliflower does not tolerate either very hot or very cold weather, so there is only a short season before and after the summer heat in which you can grow it. In addition, in order to keep the cauliflower white and thus tasty, you need to keep their heads covered with leaves while it is maturing. *This plant is an excellent source of calcium and other vitamins and freezes well.   Position: **Plant cauliflower in a sunny, well-drained spot where other cabbage-family vegetables have not grown recently. Check out my Crop Rotation Guide for suggestions and further reading. **Have a soil that is fairly rich, especially in nitrogen and potassium and a pH level around 6.5-7.0. Here is a great idea for a soil testing kit. **Add plenty of organic matter into the soil to help it retain its’ moisture. It is best to add compost of well-rotted manure into the soil the fall season...

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