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Organic Cauliflower Seeds

Organic Cauliflower Seeds

€3.74Price

Variety: Liria

 

Who do I suit?

Everyone with a garden or outdoor area (e.g. balcony, yard)!

 

Packet size:

Approx. 30 seeds per packet

 

This seed packet size caters for the novice, new and small growers, and aims to reduce wastage. For larger growers, chat to us on hello@sow.ie and we will get you what you need! 

  • How to Grow Me

    Sowing Seed

    • Sow indoors using large yoghurt pot or bean tin with holes punched in the base for drainage

    • Fill pot/tin ⅔ full with compost and water well

    • Sow 2-3 seeds per pot/tin, 1.5cm deep in compost. 

    • Gently water

    • If 2 seeds germinate cut the weaker seedlings at stem, leaving the strongest remaining plant 

    • Seedlings are ready to transplant (move to aid growth) once they have developed 4 - 5 true leaves (approx. 4 weeks after sowing)

     

    Transplanting

    • Harden plants for 7 days or so before transplanting –  bring them outdoors each day for a few hours and ensure they are well watered

    • Firm, fertile  and free draining soil is best to transplant cauliflower seedling into

    • Create hole in soil the size of the seedling and place seedling in and compact soil around seedling once in place. 

    • Allow approx. 45 cm between plants (can plant seedlings as close as 20cm from each other if tight on space, but resulting cauliflower will be quite small)

    • Cauliflower happiest in partial shade but also OK in sun

    • Ensure plant has enough water to prevent plant bolting (the plant sends up a flower stalk and becomes inedible).  On hot days water twice per day, on dull days once every 2 days. 

    • Ensure soil around plant is kept weed free.

    • As the plants grow, earth up around the plants’ stems to aid growth (e.g. add approx. 5cm dry soil on all sides to surround the plant) 

    • To encourage growth and deter pests, feed every 3 - 4 weeks with organic fertiliser (e.g. dried seaweed fertiliser, sachets available on sow.ie)

     

    Growing Time: 

    • Approx. 2 months

     

    Harvest

    • Harvest when the curds are white, packed firm and tight

    • Cut with a sharp knife at the point of the plant close to ground level

     

    Tip: Water well the week before harvest

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