I stumbled upon a great idea (that old Italian gardeners could say is common knowledge).
Don't plant everything at the same time in the spring. Plant a lot but don't stop. Plant little by little after your initial planting and you will get fresh food supplied to you by Mother Nature a little bit at a time.
This cauliflower was excess at the nursery. Looked like shit actually but I planted them anyway with our custom food in the hole. The plants came back, the weather got cooler and now I have TONS of fresh healthy organic cauliflower!