How to Grow Cabbage and its Nutrients facts
PLANTING, GROWING, AND HARVESTING CABBAGE
Grow Cabbage or headed cabbage is a leafy green or purple biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. Wikipedia Cabbage is a hardy vegetable and leafy vegetable enriched with vitamin. It’s like cold regions environments. Though it is a little difficult to grow it is the major vegetable kitchen garden. Pest invasion in more this vegetable, so care is required. If you want to grow this vegetable 4 to 6 weeks before the last spring season in indoor.
When you growing new plants in freezing weather protect them. Like all vegetables, cabbage also requires full sun. Cabbage required at least 6 hours of sunlight. If you grow in a container in the shed you must put it in the Sun for six hours.
Cabbage is required fertile, well drained, and moist soil, in the beginning, it should more organic compost required. Cabbage for 6.5-6.8 pH soils grows it also protect from club root disease. It is easy to transplant. It should be planted in 12- 24 inches a part in a row, depending on the verities and size of the head. You choose the soil for planting it is sandy, where the full of water and contains nitrogen supplements.
Need to mulch, “that holds the moisture and regulate the temperature of the soil. Cabbage broccoli and cauliflower closely related species, so they require almost the same nutrients. These three require more nutrients. These three vegetables are a type of insect and disease are afflicted.
Species Brassica oleracea
Plant type vegetable
Soil Well-drained rich soil
Soil pH 6.5-6.8
Sun Full sun required
Harvesting 80 days
Temperature 45 degree is the best
When cabbage plant gets 5 inches tall then this transplant. Plant fertilizer the planting to use three weeks later. Use sprinkler when watering.
Cabbage crop more is grown where the temperature is between 45 and 75 degrees. Cabbage is tolerates
20-degree temperature. Cabbage can grow easily from seeds. Start seeds grown indoors 4-6 weeks before the last spring season. Cabbage crop is ready within 80 to 160 days.
Water and feeding:
Cabbage crop needs regular watering. Use sprinkler when watering otherwise the head of the plant is slant and growth will be interrupted. Cabbage can be planted near the cucumbers and beans, but it should not have tomatoes and strawberries.
When it is desired to be the size of the cabbage using the sharp knife to harvest. This will take around 80 to 180 days from seed depending on the variety. After the harvesting brings inside in a shade. Cabbage for two weeks can be placed in the freezer if you put inside the plastic cover.
Grow in containers:
Cabbage is easily grown in containers. The depth of the container should be 8 to 10 inches, but 12 inches container deep container is better for development.
Pest and Diseases:
Cutworms, aphids, flea beetles and loopers to attack cabbage.
Yellow virus club root and black root rot infect the cabbage. It has three years to infect the plant. To avoid this rotted the crop for three years or use hot water treated seeds. Infected plants destroy immediately.
If you are planting a fall harvest verities Chinese cabbage is the best option. good verities are ‘Ruby perfection’ and ‘lei-coy’. For quick harvest, you can grow ‘Golden Acre’
Nutritional Value per 100 g
Energy 103 KJ(25 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.8 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.28 g