Cabbage seedlings: sowing and growing in the nursery
Cabbage is a cold-resistant crop. Many try to grow its seedlings on the windowsill in order to get the crop early. But seedlings are drawn, no matter how hard you try to create a favorable temperature regime for it.
Yes, and grown on the windowsill, it does not give the desired result.
Often such a seedling, transplanted into open ground, it does not take root well, most of the heads are not tied up, and if they are tied, they do not correspond to the quality of the variety. I now grow seedlings of cabbage only in a special nursery. This is a box without a bottom measuring 1,5 × 1 m. I lay down manure with straw to warm, and on top - garden soil, better from under cucumbers.
The nursery is covered with a film on the outside, and inside I put arcs and throw agril on them - a double shelter creates an air cushion that prevents the seedlings from freezing. I sow in late April. At this time, it usually rains, then snow - most often there is dirt. Seeds germinate within a week.
Yes, the seedlings develop slightly more slowly than on the windowsill, but the seedlings are healthy, strong and the transplant does not depress it.
This seeding of cabbage promotes rapid growth, full-knotted heads and high yields. Until the third decade of May, cabbage grows in the nursery. In sunny weather, I open the film from the ends, and if very warm, I completely remove it.
The covering material does not prevent the cabbage from growing. You can water without removing it, and pests do not penetrate through it. Planted 7-10 days before the beginning of flowering bird cherry - usually at the very end of May. Only the flower stalks are beginning to appear on the bird cherry tree - that means it's time. When the bird cherry blossoms, a cold snap usually occurs, but the cabbage has already taken root, and weak frosts are not afraid of it.
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I plant varieties of all the terms of ripening in one day: if the seedlings are of different sizes, then strong sprouts will begin to oppress the weak ones. I dig in the ground for the planting in advance, so she can stand. I fill the holes with humus with ash and mix it with the ground. Plentifully watered to make the water stand: on each hole 2-3 liters of water. When the water is absorbed, I plant the seedlings and water again, lightly press the ground near the roots and cover the hole with a dry layer with a dry layer so that the crust does not form and the plant breathes.
Landing is over. Sprinkle each bush with dry ash. The benefits of this procedure are twofold: micronutrient supplementation and pest control. Ash for the time being interrupts the smell of cabbage, and fleas fly by without laying eggs. The first years of fleas occur in late May - early June. So that they do not annoy, I cover the cabbage with covering material, and water it through it.
© Author: Nina Soboleva. Bykovo Novgorod region
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