Planting cauliflower seeds is often seen as a good alternative to planting lettuce seeds, as cauliflowers are a little better protected from pests. Cauliflowers also have a bigger range of culinary uses making them very attractive seeds to plant. A popular UK dish is cauliflower cheese, which is essentially a cooked cauliflower with a cheese béchamel sauce. Cauliflowers grow at ground level and when planting your cauliflower seeds you may wish to add extra protection or ringfence them. They can also be sensitive to weather conditions and are best grown in a consistent climate. The leaves of cauliflowers (and the stems) are edible, meaning you can make use of most if not all of the cauliflower plant.