I ordered some cauliflower plants and they want to wait until October 1st to send them to me. I found out it takes 5 to 6 weeks to grow. How does this work since it will be mid November before I can harvest it? I want to plant in mid September. Can this be done? Is there any special care I need to do to keep my plants safe? Thank you.
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Cauliflower grows better in cooler temps and will actually produce more of a crop in fall. October planting can be done but only if you can ensure that temps don't dip too low before they reach maturity. Otherwise, you may need to add some protection, like a row cover. However, you can also plant them in September, which would likely be better in your area. Either way, they should do well.