Enjoy fresh Cauli from your garden in the early summer (and late spring too!) with this versatile smaller cauli that is suited to closer spacing – ideal for little gardens. You can sow either sow these in September/October and over winter in the ground and use cloches just while they settle in. Being versatile you can also try them sown in January/February with warmth (again use cloches once you transplant them) or a little later sow in March or April – these will give you a later crop.
Price for 18 seeds
SOW: either in September or October to overwinter but you can sow in Jan/Feb with warmth (take care acclimatising these) or March/April. We start our cauliflowers 1.5-2cm deep in pots or modules under cover to give them a good root system
GROW transplant about 6 weeks after sowing to final position in firm ground. Use cloches while they settle in in winter/early spring. Orkney can be close spaced at 25cm (perfect for smaller and small gardens). Cut the curds when they are tight and firm – they can be as quick as 9-10 weeks from planting out, overwintered crops can be ready from March
EAT: raw or cooked. To Freeze – separate into even sized florets, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge into cold water then drain and pack into the portion size that you prefer.