Growing Tips

Cauliflower

These need a rich, well manured, water retentive plot. A dressing of fish meal before planting will produce better results. Sow the seed under glass from January to March or outdoors in April to May. This gives a succession of curds for the table from early September to late October. Plant out 18" apart, 18" between rows. Keep well watered, liquid feed twice to promote rapid growth, hoe regularly.
 

Kitchen Tips: For freezing choose firm compact heads, wash and break into small pieces approx 3" diameter. Add lemon juice to blanching water to keep heads white. Blanch for 3 minutes, cool, drain and pack into polythene bags.

Pests: Clubroot, Cabbage Root Fly, Cabbage Gall Weevil.

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Cauliflower