Cauliflowers

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  1. jowwy

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    Could in plant out some new ones now, for harvest in december??? Or am i wasting my time??
     
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    You'll be a better gardener than me if you manage to start and grow cauliflowers now. I'd get some spring cabbage on the go instead.
     
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    If you can get some plants and give them shelter you mght, December could be a bit soon though.
     
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    I've never grown 'spring' cauliflowers, but there's no reason you shouldn't try them.
    Only snag is i guess, you'd be waiting till way past easter to harvest.
     
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    You could sow seed of All Year Round overwinter the young plants and plant out in spring for a summer crop.
     
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      I have just planted my spring cauliflower, sown a month ago. There is still time to sow up to end of August but they won't be ready till March or April.
       
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      I am trying the winter variety aalsmeer for the first time, my brother grows it with good results.
       
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        So i can plant some out, but ealiest harvest would be spring???
         
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          Not a fan of cabbage to be honest……
           
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          Hmm, does not seem to matter when I sow cauliflower I always seem to be “wasting my time” and no I do not have a giant remote:heehee:
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          • pete

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            Seem to remember there are two types of cauli.
            The summer ones are the real thing, but was told years ago the hardy overwintering types were really a strain of broccoli.:dunno:

            In other words it needs to be the right kind.;)
             
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              Yep
               
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                Even though im not a big fan of cabbage myself, i may switch to that instead of cauloflowers
                 
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                  You sure it's not a sprout hailbopp
                   
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