Cabbage kohlrabi, planting and care

Cabbage kohlrabiIn its appearance, cabbage kohlrabi is distinguished by a thickened stalk, which is called a stalk, it should be eaten. And now we will deal with the peculiarities of planting kohlrabi and caring for the culture.

In our climatic zone, kohlrabi is grown with the help of grown seedlings like other cabbages.

Planting cabbage kohlrabi

The site for this culture should be flat, protected from the wind, although young seedlings and can withstand freezing up to -NNUMX degrees. The site under the culture should be prepared in the autumn. In the soil with subsequent sealing, lime or chalk is introduced (if the soil is acidic, the pH is greater than 6), organic - one bucket per m? Area. In spring, when planting seedlings in holes, add a glass of wood ash and superphosphate in each of them - 7,4 st. Spoons.

When planting kohlrabi you need to consider the cultures that grew on this site in front of it. So good predecessors are cereals and legumes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, potatoes. Bad predecessors - a family of cruciferous (all kinds of cabbage, radish, turnip), in addition, still beets and tomato.

Seedlings are better for growing in pots, then it gets better. In the open ground, plants should be planted from mid-May to early June. The distance between rows is 30 centimeters, between individual plants in a row from 20 to 40 centimeters depending on the variety (early varieties - 20 centimeters, late - 40 centimeters).

Care for kohlrabi cabbage

Care for kohlrabi is in loosening, watering and feeding. The first loosening of the soil is carried out a week after planting, the plants do not need hilling. Further loosening is carried out as weeds grow. It is also necessary to loosen the soil after long rains, after the drying of the soil, this will promote the penetration of air to the roots of plants.

Watering is carried out as the soil dries up, it is possible to combine watering and feeding. The greatest demand for water in kohlrabi occurs during the formation of fruits, but watering should be done only with warm water to prevent the development of various diseases.

Feed the plants when stem cells begin to form. For this purpose, the following components are dissolved in the 10 liter water bucket: superphosphate - 25 grams, potassium chloride - 35 grams, carbamide - 6 grams. This solution must be used on 10-12 plants.

When the fruit thickness reaches 10 centimeters in the early varieties and 20 see in the later varieties, it is necessary to start harvesting without letting the fruit grow. The harvesting period for early varieties comes in June, late in early September or in October, depending on the timing of transplanting. When harvesting, remember that small fruits are characterized by softness and sugar content.

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