Cauliflower is a cool weather crop and is not heat tolerant. Part of the
cruciferous vegetable family, which are considered to have many health benefits
as well as cancer fighting nutrients.
Faster maturing varieties can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frosts for a spring planting. Longer maturing varieties should be started 8-10 weeks before your first frost for a fall harvest. A dusting of frost enhances the flavor.
Although a hungry crop, beware of using fresh manure as it can influence the coloring and flavor adversely.