HOW TO GET 2 HARVESTS FROM ONE CABBAGE?
By planting early cabbage, you can get two crops from one plant per season. Thus, saving both space on the site and seeds with seedlings. All you need to do is carefully cut off the head and leave the plant to develop further.
Early varieties of cabbage ripen in late June - early July. If, when harvesting, heads of cabbage are carefully cut with a sharp knife, without breaking off the leaves of the rosette, then these varieties can be harvested a second time due to lateral axillary buds.
Harvesting is carried out in clear sunny weather, the cut can be sprinkled with ash so that decay does not begin. At the same time, the root of the plants is not touched in any way, let it grow and nourish our cut “leafless” plants further. You can remove only the old lower yellowed leaves. After that, the remaining roots are watered, fed with mullein infusion and cared for like ordinary cabbage.
In exactly the same way - leaving the roots to grow - you can get a second crop of Beijing cabbage.
WHEN TO EXPECT 2 HARVEST OF CABBAGE?
After about 1-2 weeks, the axillary buds awaken and begin to grow and eventually form mini-heads. They can appear up to 5 and even in some cases up to 6-7 pieces. But on each plant, you need to inspect and remove the extra ones, leaving 2-3 of the most developed buds. They will continue to develop.
Do not forget to loosen the aisles and water.
Around mid-August, new heads of the second crop will form on the plants. In size and weight, they are about 0-4 kg. They grow dense and "portioned" - it is very convenient to use small cabbages at a time.
The taste and benefits of the second crop of cabbage are not inferior to the first. The salad will turn out just as tasty and vitamin!
By extending the life of a cabbage plant, you can get a crop of 2-2 kg from one plant in one place per season.
WHAT VARIETY OF CABBAGE IS SUITABLE FOR DUAL GROWING?
The choice of varieties for two crops is one of the important points, not all are suitable. Mid-season, mid-late and late cabbage should not even be tried - there will be no second harvest. Only early varieties are suitable, such as June, Sprint F1, Transfer F1, Number One, Gribovsky 147, Kazachok F1, Senorita F1.
HOW TO IMPROVE CABBAGE YIELD
My wife and I have a dacha where we have a pleasant time with the whole family, we grow vegetables for ourselves. We try to take care of the plants so that the yields are maximum. We found out this: even if the soil is fertile, top dressing still improves yields.
For example, we always had good cabbage, but when we started doing it several times during the feeding season, it got even better.
The heads are large, dense and well preserved.
The first time we feed the cabbage 3 weeks after planting the seedlings on the beds - by this time it is already taking root, growing enough roots and green mass.
For top dressing, we dilute 10 kg of mullein in 0,5 liters of water, insist for a couple of days and pour 0,5 liters of nutrient slurry under each plant. If there is no mullein, chicken manure can be used. We tried making a feed infusion from chicken manure, which is sold in granules. We liked the result.
The second top dressing - in 2 weeks. We use the same infusion of mullein for her, but add 1 tbsp. l. urea. The usual portion is 0,5 liters of fertilizer for each bush.
We no longer give top dressing to early cabbage, only medium and late. In mid-June, we dilute 10 tbsp. in 2 liters of water. l. superphosphate and 1 tsp. complex of microelements. Portions are the same - 0,5 liters of fertilizer for each plant.
In the last two years, this top dressing has been divided: we add superphosphate, as usual, to the soil, and we feed the plants with microelements by leaves. That is, we dissolve fertilizers in water and spray. It seems to us that it is even better this way - the leaves grow powerful, fold into large heads.
In early August, we feed the cabbage for the last time, dissolving 10 tbsp in 1 liters of water. l. nitroammophoski.
And be sure to thickly dust the beds with ash a couple of times during the season: this is both a good top dressing and prevention from diseases.
It is also very important: if it is hot and the earth is dry, you must first pour 1-2 liters of water under each plant to wet the lump around the roots, and only then pour liquid fertilizer, otherwise the roots can be burned. And the next day after top dressing, the earth on the cabbage bed must be loosened.
Reference by topic: How to grow two cauliflower crops
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© Author: Galina Kostenko, Ph.D. n., in. n. village, VNIIO-branch
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