Cabbage is a unique vegetable that not only has excellent taste, but is also rich in vitamins and nutrients.
Therefore, it can always be found on garden and garden beds.
Sowing cabbage seeds directly into the open ground canNot give the desired results. After all, there is a great chance that they will be eaten by birds or washed from the soil. Therefore, experienced summer residents do not recommend using this variant of cabbage planting.
Growing cabbage seedlings
In order to get a rich harvest of cabbage,It is better to use seedlings. It can be grown at home. To do this, take the seeds of cabbage and heat them in warm water for 5 minutes, and then shift to the same time interval in the cold. Such an approach will allow hardening of seeds and decontamination. Then they are planted in special rectangular pots and left in a warm room. It is important here to use a fertile soil. He will get good seedlings that will not wither in the beds after the transplant and during the adaptation period.
Care for cabbage seedlings is a regularWatering and maintaining the optimum temperature. 10 days after disembarkation, feeding is carried out. A small dose of ammonium nitrate (not more than 30 g) and sulfuric acid potassium (about 20 g) is introduced into the soil. After such feeding, plants must be watered. 10 days before disembarkation, it is necessary to begin to temper them. For this, in the room where the seedlings are located, gradually reduce the temperature and increase ventilation.
Planting cabbage seedlings
The soil for seedlings of cabbage needs to be prepared fromAutumn. During this period organic fertilizers are added to it at the rate of 6-8 kg per 1, and then the ground is dug. In the spring, soil is loosened. Then, mineral fertilizer is introduced into it. All this is left for 10-15 days, and then the beds are created. They should have a width of 0.8-1 m. At the same time, a distance of about 25-40 cm should be done between the seedlings. Everything depends on what sort of cabbage was chosen.
Transplanting seedlings into the soil together with soil, inWhich it rose. It is necessary to do this so that the adaptation process is quick, and the root system is not damaged during the landing. After that, the seedlings are filled with ordinary soil and watered. It will need special care until it adapts. In a drought, it is necessary to produce regular moderate watering, if especially hot weather is observed, then it will be necessary to cover the plants with paper caps made by oneself from the newspaper or notebook sheets. This way you can prevent their wilting.