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In the Veggie Patch: It’s time to harvest cauliflower

Many vegetable gardeners believe that the date to start planting cool season crops is on the first day of winter. Big mistake.

The time to start winter crops is early autumn, even late summer if you are growing vegetables from seed. So as the days start to lengthen and with spring around the corner, it’s time to think about summer vegetables. Make a diary note for next year to plant winter vegetables in early autumn.


Knowing when to harvest your cauliflowers requires keen observation. Pick too late and the plant is likely to bolt, so we always err on the side of picking early. As a rough guide, heads will be ready to pick from 90 to 120 days, depending on the variety, but keep a close eye on what the head is doing. If it is large and has a tight curd (without flower buds starting to burst), it's time to pick. 

Click on this link to see our story about cauliflower.


Delicious Cauliflower Soup

Warm up with this wintery soup. Click here for this simple recipe: