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Cauliflower question

I planted some cauliflower plug plants a couple of months ago, and was very excited the other day to see my first ever cauliflower start to emerge. It's currently about an inch in diameter. Roughly speaking how long might it take to develop into full size? Any other tips welcome.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,089
    Assuming they are a 'winter' variety, growth slows right down as it gets colder, so you may not get a harvest until it warms up in spring but if the weather stays mild you may be able to harvest a few over the next few weeks.  Developing heads of even the hardiest types won't survive a hard frost though, so best cover with fleece if one is forecast.  In the neantime, I would make sure they are protected by netting which is held well above the tops, as all types of brassica are a favourite for woodpigeons over the winter months.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LornaPLornaP Posts: 26
    Thank you! I do have frequent pigeon visits so will follow your advice.
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