Applestar, Thanks for getting back on the Cauliflower and Broccoli plantings.
I plan to put cover over them to try and avoid the dreaded caterpillars as well.
If I read the threads correctly, your cauliflower did pretty well with the April planting. I have two Spring transplants planned for April 17th and the 25th so I'll continue along with the plan. I'm planting Snow Crown as well.
I hope to get a couple succession plantings in for the fall but will be planting Amazing and a purple one. I have transplants scheduled every two weeks from June through July. The purple is supposed to have lots of vitamins in it so it will be interesting to see how it tastes if we get it growing.
Based on everyone's comments on the threads it seems cauliflower can be harder than broccoli to get growing
I hope to get the broccoli out by mid March so it will hopefully not bolt like it did on us last year.
We love both veggies and really would like to get them fresh from our own garden!
Once we get going, I'll let you know how it worked out.