Without cabbage in the stomach is empty
Cabbage is one of the most ancient cultures. This is evidenced by archaeological finds dating back to the Bronze and Stone Ages. The high nutritional and healing properties of cabbage have long been known. It is rich in salts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, volatile and vitamins A and C. And also vitamins of group B. It increases the body's resistance, inhibits the development of atherosclerosis, stimulates the intestines, liver, stomach and spleen.
Which is just not there. Our beloved white and decorative, colored, Beijing, Brussels and broccoli - a great variety of varieties. The most common species among us is the white-headed one - the queen in the cabbage kingdom.
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Now about growing cabbage in their plots. First you need to determine the seeds, different varieties of cabbage have different purposes. Early ripening varieties are not very productive, weak in storage, not suitable for souring. But in July you will please your loved ones with a fresh salad of cabbage. Mid-ripening varieties are suitable for pickling, but their shelf life is not more than two months. But there are universal varieties that are good for both salting and long-term storage.
Before planting seeds for seedlings, it is best to apply the heat treatment method. To do this, the seeds in a gauze bag are placed in water with a temperature of 48 - 50 degrees for twenty minutes. But the temperature must be maintained. Land for seedlings should be sod, mixed with humus and peat, in the process of growth it needs to be fed. The first top dressing is carried out when the first true leaf appears, at the rate of 30 - 40 grams of urea, in a bucket of water or potash fertilizers. In addition to potassium, they contain lime, boron, phosphorus and manganese. From cruciferous fleas will help protect the powdering of seedlings with ash. When the seedlings are 4 - 5 leaves, she will be ready for planting.
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The soil for cabbage is maintained in a loose state, clean of weeds; when planting, the earth is firmly pressed to the roots. The beds should be at a distance of 60 - 70 centimeters from each other. The distance between the plants in the beds is different, depending on the maturity. For early varieties of cabbage, this distance is 35 - 40 centimeters, for later - 40-60. When the seedlings take root, they give her the first top dressing (after two, three weeks), during a period of strong growth, top dressing is repeated.
Cabbage is very hygroscopic, poor watering and dry air dramatically reduce the quantity and quality of the crop. But with decreasing temperature, excess moisture is harmful. This culture is photophilous, loves fertilizers, does not tolerate the proximity of weeds and is sensitive to predecessors. Only on fertile soils do strong heads of cabbage grow; on acidic soils do they develop poorly.
Heads of cabbage are stored only of late variety, the best temperature is zero degrees, at a temperature of plus four, gray mold forms on the cabbage. To protect the crop from this scourge will help powdering with chalk.