Problem with cauliflower

Kavitha Ravi asked 10 years ago

I have few cauliflower plants. Only one plant, though it is not as big as other plants has a head (all planted at the same time)Few of them have loads of leaves but no heads,but looks healthy.What should i do?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
While it is possible that some will come on later that others, the curds should be inevidnce.

It is also possible that the other cauliflowers are ‘blind’, meaning the growing point has died, or they have ‘buttoned’ , that is, made a tiny curd prematurely due to stress at planting and soon after.

Cauliflower ‘buttons’ when it gets a setabck, usually due to drought, or cold, at planting out time.

If you open out the centre of one of the affected plants, you might find the tiny curd to confirm the problem. If this is the case, they will not progress further.