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I have some cauliflower plugs from the garden centre which I have kept in the greenhouse  but two days ago I noted that the leaves were beginning to turn yellow. What am I doing wrong?

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  • SkylarksSkylarks East MidlandsPosts: 379
    Hmm, not sure so giving you a bump and hope someone can help. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,496
    Hello @Buffalogal (great name!) 
    Can you show us some pics of your caulis (click on the little landscape icon ... if the pics don’t upload reducing the size usually works). 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hi 
    Thanks for replies. Here’s the picture.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,496
    No need to worry ... they look fine 👍 
    the first two leaves (called seed leaves or ‘cotyledons’) always die off. 

    When you plant those cauliflowers out you can plant them deep so the stem is buried right up to the bottom leaves. That way the stem will form extra roots and it will be firm in the soil ... this will help it to form a firm ‘curd’ (the bit we eat). 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • awww thank you so much! Such a novice at this gardening lark and seem to waste money on so much that I kill off.
    Many thanks.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,496
    Tell us what you’re growing ... we like to help ... no question is too simple ... we were all beginners once 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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