Peking cabbage is a vegetable culture similar toTo the head of lettuce. Delicate and juicy leaves of this cabbage are consumed in a fresh and pasted heat treatment. To taste it reminds both leaves of salad and white cabbage. Peking cabbage is ideal for dietary nutrition, because Its caloric value is only 16 kl per 100 g of product.
This crop grows well on any soilsCondition of sufficient moisture. It will be useful to apply manure, and it does not matter when it was introduced - this year or from autumn. Cabbage grows rapidly, but is considered a plant of a short day. Therefore, it should be planted in the second half of July to mid-August. It is convenient to sow this cabbage after those vegetables that are already harvested by this time.
To plant cabbage is better at once in lunochki on 2-3 seeds. The distance between the holes should be 40-50 cm. When the shoots appear, in each nest one sprout should be left. After about 20 days, the first hilling of the plant should be carried out.
After emergence, young shoots are at risk of attack by cruciferous fleas. To protect plants, you need to sprinkle the shoots with dry ash.
To cabbage by autumn managed to form dense andGentle heads, regular abundant waterings and fertilizing are needed. Therefore, every week the plant should be fed with liquid fertilizer, rich in nitrogen.
Cleaning can be carried out when the plant formsClosed heads. Peking cabbage easily tolerates small frosts to -8 °. Therefore, you can remove it gradually so that you can keep the freshness of the product as long as possible. If you still had to remove the whole crop at once, it is better to excavate the plant together with the roots and to dig them with moist sand in a cool room.