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Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:46 am

I am looking for varieties of cauliflower which, at the stage when they are not yet planting flowers, are able to survive our winter under non-woven foil or in a foil tunnel (in cold bed). Some will perhaps withstand such protected -15 ° C. I'm primarily concerned with the names of those varieties (I read that some are of Japanese provenance) and only then where to get the seeds.
Thank you in advance for any information.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:56 pm

It's very interesting to me. I would like to find more vegetables that can be planted in fall, generally. Too bad it is a bit late to start the Galleon. It would be great to have a cole crop that can be planted just after garlic harvest here.
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:21 am

[media][media][media][/media][/media][/media]On the Czech website Zahrada.cz, a gardener announced experiments with growing cauliflower over the winter. He wrote:
„I sow the first half of the plants today, ie 25.7., The second half 8-10. August. In addition to the folio, a pair of dozens of plants will go out as well. The comparison will consist of a comparison of varieties, a comparison of two sowing terms, a comparison of foliage / outdoor and a comparison of textile cover / non-cover. Plus, I'll probably try to sow some very early cauliflower directly so that it grows + -like rapeseed by winter. And the last comparison will be the planting of professional seedlings of super-early cauliflower from the first available seedling from the Netherlands, ie sometimes about 8-9. week 2021.“
This inspired me to also try growing cauliflower over the winter, similar experiments with different methods of protection and similar pre-growing dates.
That's why I'm looking for frost-resistant cauliflower seeds. In our country, such a variety was commonly available (Arktur), but the seed company SEMO excluded it from the range because there was little interest in the seeds. I like that Galleon, but so far I haven't found a company in GB that sells these seeds.
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PS.: I will still try lettuce (two varieties) and head kale cabbage Arkta (picture).

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Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 pm

Look for other cauliflower seeds that are for spring harvest, or over-wintering.
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:11 pm

Thank you Nan for the tips on winter cauliflower. I received from a friend the seeds of five frost-resistant cauliflowers and one broccoli (broccoli can fully stay in the bed for five years). I planted some of the seeds yesterday. One of those cauliflowers is Galleon. I will probably create threads here on Tomatojunctio and also on Tomatovile, in which I will inform you how I manage to implement this project of winter vegetables.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:33 pm

Good luck with the winter crops Vladimir. Hope to hear about success.
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:01 am

I have prepared three flower beds for growing winter vegetables.
Flower bed 1
The plants on the left half of the bed will be covered with a standard 19 g / m2 non-woven fabric in winter. On the right half I will use a fabric of 50 g / m2, which is intended, among other things, to protect plants from frost. Winter onions (Augusta, Hiberna and Senshyu) will be planted in the rows on the side. Brasicas will be planted on the two middle rows, always in pairs, so that the skin can be compared to which textile protects the plants.
Flower bed 2
Today I planted cauliflowers in this bed from the sowing on August 7, 2020- Walcheren Winter 5 (5 ks), Aalsmeer (5), Galeon (5), Celebrity (5) a Winter Roscoff (5). Next week I'll put Nine Star Perennial Broccoli (4) here. Due to the pests (Cabbage White and Cabbage Moth), I temporarily covered the planted cauliflowers with a curtain, which will be there for about a month. Then I cover the flowerbed with one of the tunnels (I have them now in the autumn brasicas) and the one above them will remain until spring. As soon as it starts to freeze, I will insulate the tunnel with a non-woven fabric 50 g / m2. I probably won't open the tunnel during the winter. I have watered with a pipe placed in the middle of the flower bed.
Flower bed 3
Here I will gradually plant the remaining Brassicas - Arkta cabbage, Pylon F1 cabbage, Limba and Steel broccoli and also some winter salads - Humil, Apollo, Ledano and King of May. I move the second tunnel to the flower bed. I won't sow salads until tomorrow - there's plenty of time yet.
Flower bed 4
I have not prepared this bed yet, there will only be salads covered with non-woven fabric 19 g / m2.
I would just like to add that the temperature and humidity in the tunnel (even outside) will be measured throughout the winter at a height of about 20 cm above the ground. Surely these will be important data for deciding how to grow Brassicas in the coming years.
Vladimír
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