Organic Cauliflower Snowball Heirloom
Brassica oleracea (Botrytis group)
Cauliflower is a superb home grown vegetable, not to be compared with the strong-flavored supermarket variety. This is an early variety that produces tightly packed heads just right for light steaming, pickling or eating raw.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/2″ (13mm)
Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)
Row Space: 36″ (91cm)
Sprouts In: 7-14 days
Sow in rich, moist soil in early spring. Time your plantings to mature while weather is cool, usually late spring or early fall. Start indoors two to four weeks before last spring frost date. Transplant outdoors two weeks before last frost. Water consistently, and feed monthly with compost tea or vegetable fertilizer to maintain vigorous growth.
Cauliflower performs best in consistently cool temperatures, between 62-67°F. When the white head is about 3″ in diameter, tie the outer leaves together to cover the head and maintain its white color.