Cauliflower - All the Year Round
All The Year Round is a good old standby variety as it is highly reliable. The quality of this vegetable truly is the mark of a good gardener with large curds surrounded by dark green leaves.
Sow the seed from January to May or September to October. Sowings can be made in trays or modules under glass at 13°C. Later sowings can be made into a seed bed in shallow drills 2cm deep in short rows. Autumn sowings should be overwintered in cold frame. As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out, spacing plants 45cm apart between plants and 60cm between the rows. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 7-10cm apart, then once plants are 15cm tall, they can be lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions, spaced the same as detailed above. Ready to harvest from mid-July to October.