All The Year Round is a good old standby variety as it is highly reliable. The quality of this vegetable truely is the mark of a good gardener with large curds surrounded by dark green leaves. Sow October in a cold frame, plant out in March, cut in June. Sow February to April, cut late June to September.
Cauliflower, not being one of the easiest of vegetables to grow is certainly regarded by many old hands as the test of a real gardener. But with good planning, regular care and a small dose of common sense, you can pretty much have cauliflower on the table all year round.
WHEN TO SOW
January to May or September to October
Where to Sow
Sowings can be made in trays or modules under glass at 13°C. Later sowings can be made into a seed bed in shallow drills 2cm (3/4″) deep in short rows. Autumn Sowing should be overwintered in cold frame .
What to do Next
As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm (2″) apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out, spacing plants 45cm (18in) apart between plants and 60cm (24in) between the rows. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 7-10cm (3-4in) apart , then once plants are 15cm (6in) tall , they can be lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions, spaced the same as detailed above.
June to October
For an early crop, autumn sowings can be overwintered in a cold frame and planted out in March the following year for the first cut of the season in June.
A good source of Iron, Manganese and Folic Acid as well as Vitamins C, K, B1 and B6