Garden Guide for Zone 8b
CauliflowerBrassica oleracea var. botrytis
Cauliflower is a cool-season vegetable that is part of the Brassica family, which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. It grows best in cool temperatures with a consistent supply of moisture.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter
- Water: Regular, consistent watering
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow or transplant
- Growing Days: 85
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart. If transplanting, start seeds indoors 4 to 5 weeks before the last frost date.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest when the heads are compact, white, and firm. Cut the heads off the plant with a large knife.