* Varieties may vary
As with cabbages, a little planning can mean you’re able to cut cauliflowers from the garden for most of the year. The young plants are particularly liable to suffer a check in their growth when transplanted, which can result in problems later in their development, so are best transferred from seedbed or seed tray when they are young – about six weeks old. Unlike some other brassicas, cauliflowers do not need much high-nitrogen fertiliser to maintain the growth balance between curd and leaf. The golden rule to ensure good heads is to keep the soil moist at all stages of the plants development.