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The Relic

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • County Down
Cauliflower
« on: April 19, 2009, 11:19:19 pm »
had some cauliflower growing in the porch its a couple of inches high so decided yesterday to put half out into the veg plot to see what would happen. the weather has been good and when i went out today they were all wilted away. did the sun do this. anyone have any ideas for successful planting outside.

doganjo

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Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 11:28:01 pm »
If you water them again they may come OK.  That has happened to me before now.
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sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 11:02:28 am »
is it not the case that you need to harden the plants off for a bit - so stick them outside for a few hours each day and let them get used to the cold before throwing them in at the deep end?

I've got chillis and Toms on the go and during the day i take them out of the heated propagator so the temp drops form 30 degrees down to 18 degrees, but they go back in at night

but i'll soon be leaving them out of the propagator 24/7 then in another 3/4 weeks i'll move them out to the greenhouse

I've got shallots and early tatties in containers in the greenhouse, i now take them outside in the morning and leave them out during the day and pop them back at night - they'll be getting left out all night soon (i need room for the chillis and toms!!! LOL)




Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 12:09:45 pm »
Lord that sounds like hard work.

sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 12:37:59 pm »
i'd love to say i did it religiously!!! LOL

but the intentions are good

The Relic

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Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 03:13:23 pm »
way 2 much hard work lol i only put them out cos it was so nice and with a couple of hours of sun that day the next morning they were knackered (just looked now 2 are battling).have to be more careful with my backups

doganjo

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Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 11:47:52 pm »
They'll have got dried out - plant out in the cool of the day - evening - and water them well in.  They should be OK.
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sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 09:26:08 am »
They'll have got dried out - plant out in the cool of the day - evening - and water them well in.  They should be OK.

i was always told it's best to water plants in the evening - during the day the sun will evaporate water off, so best to do it at night and give it a chance to soak in and let the plants hoover it up.


Lizt

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 09:16:36 pm »
Oh No!
I haven't sown my cauliflowers yet! Is it too late! The packet says May! Never grown them before. Yikes!
Liz

The Relic

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Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 09:46:53 pm »
i wouldnt say so my motto is "ah sure stick them in and see what happens"

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 09:20:17 am »
I have put some of my cabbage plants out this week with plastic milk bottles cut in halve over them to give them a bit of protection from the weather so far they have not looked back and plan to do the same when planting out the cauliflower. the bottle gives them planty of room to grow and protects them also from any nasty beasties.  ;D

hexhammeasure

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Re: Cauliflower
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 04:29:40 pm »
Watering in the evening is good in the garden but in a cold frame or greenhouse you should... 'Ne'er put a plant to bed with wet feet' So my old boss used to say. The greenhouses were never watered after 3pm (tea time)
Ian

 

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