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13 Oct 17 Lewis (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi! Great article on cauliflowers, thanks! I'm in Melbourne, and I planted out my cauli as seedlings from Diggers in early July. One of the caulis went to head at the end of august, but none of the others are showing any signs of heading up. I've considered feeding them with seaweed emulsion, but I'm worried that will just promote more leaves. My broccoli has been and gone which I planted at the same time. It's starting to get warm, so I'm worried they've missed their moment? Do you think I should leave them longer or chop them out for the summer crop? Many thanks!! Lewis
16 Oct 17 Lewis (Australia - temperate climate)
Oops! I meant I planted them in early June!! Thanks
16 Oct 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I don't know about where you live, but we have had quite a warm winter. So I think it has to do with the weather. I had the same problem with broccoli and savoy cabbage. Probably better to plant in April May. I use to try and grow caulies but gave up. Huge plants and no heads.
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