Light Requirement: Requires 4-5 hours of sunlight during the day
Soil Requirement: It requires well-drained, loamy, and nutrient-rich soil. Maintaining soil quality is very important for its head formation.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. The water evaporation can be prevented through mulching the soil.
Harvesting: Harvest heads that have tightened by cutting right above the base along with 2-3 leaves to prevent the edible part from getting damaged. Homegrown cauliflower may have a smaller head. Therefore, the tightness of the head should be a determinant of its maturity and not its size. Do not let the head spread out as this indicates spoilage of the fruit.
Important Growing Tip: Prepare the seedling for transplantation. Water it well for the first 7-15 days once the seeds get germinated. After 4-6 weeks when the seedling reaches 8-10 cm height with at least 3-4 sets of leaves, you can transplant it.
Prepare your container or garden with a well-drained soil bed. Sow 2 seeds in a 2-5 cm deep hole in each pot or in holes located 35-45 cm apart from each other if being grown in a garden. Cover it with a thin layer of soil and water it to keep the soil damp at all times.
If being grown in a garden or a big container, prepare the seedling for it in a pot first, which will later be transplanted into the growing. Water it well for the first 7-15 days once the seeds get germinated. After 4-6 weeks pass and the seedling reaches 8-10 cm height and at least 3-4 sets of leaves, you can transplant it.
*Preparation of the seedling: Dig a small 2cm hole and carefully place 2 seeds next to each other. Layer it up with soil and water it to keep it moist at all times. Expose it to sunlight for 4-5 hours each day.
Harvest after 55-60 days, you can remove the cabbage head using a sharp knife to prevent root damage.
Cut 1 to 2 inches above the root level along with 2-3 outer leaves to protect the edible part from damage. Don’t let the head spread out and become loose.
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Days to Maturity
18 inches apart