2. Choosing the Right Variety
Another thing that you need to consider when you are trying to successfully grow cauliflower at home is the type of cauliflower. There are several different types of cauliflower from which to choose.
Some of the early season varieties of cauliflower include Denali, Panther, and Snow crown. These early-season varieties will typically mature in just seventy to eighty days. These varieties tend to have heads that are less dense and smaller. The taste will typically be less sweet as well.
The other types of cauliflower are midseason. These varieties will need over 80 days to become mature. Some midseason varieties include Skywalker, Candid Charm, Orange Burst, and Graffiti. These varieties take a bit longer to grow, but they are bigger and have a sweeter taste than the earlier season varieties.
The climate that you live in will determine which types are best for you to grow. Ask a grow club or someone at your local farmers market which variety is best for your area.