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24 Jun 17 Stuart worsfold (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My cauliflowers and cabbages were planted about 6 weeks ago. They have grown huge with early foliage but not starting to heart yet. Can I cut the older leaves off and would it encourage them to heart faster
26 Jun 17 Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
I have the same problem - too much N and probably too much water. My plants struggled to get above surrounding plants and then took off. We are too good to our plants. I have stopped watering them to try and make them go to seed (heads). Take a few bottom leaves off.

My cauliflowers and cabbages were planted about 6 weeks ago. They have grown huge with early foliage but not starting to heart yet. Can I cut the older leaves off and would it encourage them to heart faster

- Stuart worsfold

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