Cauliflower Plants

Why Isn’t My Cauliflower Developing Florets?


steve hall added on June 19, 2016 | Answered

My plants are huge, 5 times bigger than years past, but we didn't have a cool spring either. My cauliflower has not developed florets/or a "head yet." I live in eastern Washington and I have sand and compost mixed together that they are growing in. However, all I have is 8 huge plants and nothing else. Did I do something wrong? I should mention all my cabbage is growing in the same soil and are just about ready to harvest, each head weighs close to 10 lbs! Will the cauliflower produce or should I pull the plants out and put them in the compost pile? Thank you for time.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 21, 2016

A common reason for lack of heads forming on plants is too much nitrogen.
Cauliflower are also sensitive to temperatures.
Even watering is also key.
Soil ph should be neutral or slightly alkaline.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cauliflower/growing-cauliflower.htm

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