Roman Romanesco Cauliflower Organic 10 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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Any cauliflower you buy at the supermarket is just a pale imitation of anything you can grow at home. The homegrown cauliflower has a stronger, nuttier flavour with a subtly sweet aftertaste is much more complex than anything you are used to. Amazing in soups, fried in batter or in a rich, cheese sauce.
How to grow cauliflower at home
Cauliflower needs a lot of space to grow so they aren’t suitable for growing in a container. Plant your cauliflower in a well-draining soil that receives full sun throughout the day. Pre-treat your soil will some well-rotted manure or homemade compost to get the best results. The more sun that your plant receives the more flavour it will have when ready to be harvested. Water well for the first few weeks to help the plant develop a strong root system. Continue to water the plant well to keep the soil moist, but not wet. Weed well around the plant to stop them competing with the cauliflower. Once the plants are growing well, add some high-nitrogen fertilizer to boost growth and boosy formation of larger vegetables.
How do you harvest cauliflowers?
Your cauliflower will be ready to harvest between June and November. Your plant will be ready to harvest once the head has deepened in colour, once the head has become full, but before it begins to separate. To harvest the plant simply cut the head from the stem.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.