There is something strangely soothing about growing your own veggies. In this article, let’s discuss how to grow Cauliflower in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
Get your children involved. Not only is it educational learning where their food comes from, studies have shown that children are more likely to eat what they have helped grow.
When should you plant Cauliflower?
The best months to plant Cauliflower in Perth are Dec-Apr. You can plant using Transplant, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 10-25 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Transplant
Ideal air temp: 10-25c
Ideal soil temp: 10-20c
Can Cauliflower grow in pots?
Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.
The great thing about planting Cauliflower in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Cauliflower indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Cauliflower get?
You will discover that Cauliflower thrives on Full sun.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Cauliflower isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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How often should you water Cauliflower?
Cauliflower really enjoys when it gets Regular and deep watering.
They prefer soil that is Moist, Well-drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a Single vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Cauliflower crop is around April-May. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Cauliflower in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Cauliflower in rows. You’ll need to allow around 50-75 centimetres between rows, and 60-75 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 50-75 cm
Space between seedlings: 60-75 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Cauliflower seeds for up to 4 years, and use them to grow more next season?
There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.
Alice B. Toklas
Enjoy delicious Cauliflower in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Cauliflower in your own backyard.
Make a habit of calmly watering your plants, or quietly toiling the soil. Gardening can be a very personal and uplifting experience in your own life.
Enjoy growing your own vegetables, and enjoying that organic taste.