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Organic Cauliflower

Price per Unit (piece): $125.00

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Package of 1250 Seeds

 

Seeds:

Start:  Seeds or Seedlings
Germination: 4 to 7 days, 45F to 85F
Seed Life: 5 years

Planting:

Soil:  Well Drained
Sunlight: Full Sun
Seeds: 2" to 3" apart
Seedlings: 15" to 24" apart
Days to Harvest: 68 to 71

GROWING
NOTES


Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity. Light
shade can be beneficial in warm weather.



Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter,
pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Needs plentiful,
consistent moisture.



Biennial grown as an annual.



In addition to tying heads to blanch white-headed
varieties, cauliflower requires good soil, timely planting and
protection from pests.



Some varieties have white stems and veins.



MAINTAINING

Most finicky of the cole (cabbage family) crops. Heads
will not develop properly in hot or dry weather, so timing is crucial.
Will tolerate cold as well as other cole crops in spring, but mature
heads are not resistant to hard freezes.



Sow seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before average last
spring frost. Keep soil warm (about 75 F), until germination. Then keep
plants around 60 F. Provide direct sun so plants don't get leggy. When
plants are 4 to 6 weeks old, transplant into garden 15 to 24 inches
apart in rows 24 to 36 inches apart. Wait until soil temperature is 50 F
or above and danger of frost is past before transplanting.


Larger, older transplants are more likely to bolt when
exposed to cool temperatures in the garden. Transplant when plants have
four or five true leaves.


Some cultivars will form small "button" heads when the
weather turns warm following a 10-day stretch when high temperatures
only reach the 40s F.



Direct seeding is more difficult than with other cole crops, especially
in spring. For fall crops, plant seed in late-spring early summer � to �
inch deep, about 3 inches apart. Thin to final spacings. Or start
transplants in late May and transplant in late June or early July.



Plants have shallow root systems. Avoid even shallow cultivation. Mulch
to protect roots, reduce weed competition and conserve moisture.


To preserve the white color of the curd, use string or rubber bands to
secure outside leaves over the head when it is about 2 to 3 inches in
diameter. From tying to harvest may take less than a week in summer or
as long as a month in fall.


Too much sun, heat or nitrogen fertilizer can cause "ricey" heads where
the curd separates into small, rice-like grains.
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