How to Grow Cauliflower

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Cauliflower Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Cauliflower) Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site Conditions Favored Soil Requirements Soil Texture pH Nutrient Requirements Propagation Methods of propagation Seed Division Cuttings Transplanting […]


Symphylans are very small, white, many segmented organisms that you may see in your soil when you pull up a struggling plant. You will notice them darting and scurrying quickly about the root ball or seedling plug. They are also known as symphlans, or “symphys”, pseudocentipedes, or garden centipedes, even though they are not centipedes. They are […]

Cabbage Yellows

Yellows of cabbage is a fungal wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum Please see the full article, “Fusarium Wilt“, for information on symptoms and treatment. Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Fusarium oxysporum Plants Affected  infects only plants in the cabbage family (Brassicaceae): cabbage mustards cauliflower broccoli turnips radish horseradish Signs & Symptoms Whole […]

Black Rot (stub)

Quick Intro Physical Description Google Images Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Xanthomonas campestri Lifecycle   Plants Affected   Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant Leaves Flowers   Fruit Roots/Tubers How to Positively Identify   Treatment Prevention & Control   Cultural Controls: Habitat: Temperature & Humidity:   […]

Black Leg

Fungal disease that affects cole crops (broccoli, cabbage, mustards, etc) primarily in warm wet seasons. Physical Description Google Images Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Phoma lingam Lifecycle   Plants Affected Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Kale Kohlrabi Mustard (some) Radishes (some) Turnips Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms […]

Delia Species Maggot

The genus Delia is a group of flies that are pests to many agricultural crops, primarily in their larval, or maggot, stage. Many individual pest pages redirect here. Physical Description Egg eggs are small and white (~1mm) some of the species’ eggs are slightly curved with a bluntly rounded end Larva Cabbage Maggot images from Google […]


Clubroot is caused by the soil-borne fungus Plasmodiophora brassicae, and it is the most serious disease of the brassica family. Physical Description Very serious problem where fungus attacks roots and kills the plant Google images of clubroot Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Rhizaria Phylum: Cercozoa Class: Phytomyxea Order: Plasmodiophorales Family: Plasmodiophoraceae Genus Species: Plasmodiophora brassicae Lifecycle spores are […]