How To Plant Cauliflower Plants In A Raised Bed
If you have the space growing cauliflowers is cheaper than buying them
You will need:
- cauliflower plants
- well-rotted manure
Prepare the bed by adding a handful of lime, Growmore and by digging in some well-rotted farmyard manure. Once done tread the soil down firmly.
Plant them 60cm (2’) apart or if you only want a small head 30 – 45cm (12 – 18”) apart would be sufficient.
Plant up to the first leaves and firm in really well.
Water well and keep them evenly damp.
Once they are growing well give them a handful of high nitrogen fertiliser.
Cabbage white caterpillars can devastate your crop so either cover with a fine insect-proof mesh or keep an eye out for the butterflies and pick the caterpillars off.
Club root is another problem so make sure the soil is well-draining and that the soil is alkaline.
If you love growing vegetables and fruit check out our other blog articles: 'What vegetables can I grow in containers and small spaces?', 'How to grow fruit in small spaces and containers on a limited budget' and 'How to gauge when to harvest your vegetables'.