Cauliflowers are best starting out sown in containers before moving them outside when seedlings start sprouting to 10cm tall. Position them in full sun, planting in rows 3 to 6 inches apart. The soil needs to be rich, fertile and deep to ensure their delicate roots are protected from the wind.
Always keep the soil moist, watering right to the roots every ten days and remove weeds as they appear.
Make sure to cover crops for occasional shade, their large leaves are designed to blanket the cauliflower heads as they develop so bunch leaves together and fix at the top using a peg to keep their heads white. You can also ward off any caterpillars by covering with netting.
To avoid club root, a common condition in cauliflowers where roots can become engorged, try increasing the PH level of your soil. Add in garden lime to reduce the acidity and you’ll have a crowd of cauliflowers in no time.