by aditya abhishek
In cold temperate climate start sowing seeds in spring season while in hot tropical climate start seed sowing during fall, i.e., from September to November.
Cauliflower loves well drained, fertile soil with good moisture holding capacity. Prepare potting mix with 50% garden soil + 30% any organic + 20% cocopeat.
Fill the pot with potting mix and broadcast seeds. Cover with thin layer of potting mix, apply water gently, Keep in semi-shade, add water when needed.
Within 7 to 10 days you will notice growth of cauliflower seedlings. When seedlings reaches 3 to 5 inches height then start transplantation.
Cauliflower plant love to grow well when kept under direct sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily. Direct sunlight promotes good vegetative growth.
Moist soil is good but avoid waterlogging. If possible then add a layer of straw mulch. Add water when top layer of soil becomes dry.
Select a well balanced fertilizer. Apply three handful of well decomposed dung manure + one handful of neem cake fertilizer every month.
Companion plants for cauliflower are beetroots, radish, broccoli, spinach, chard, brussels sprouts, etc.
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