Chinese cabbage rediscover a lgume

Chinese cabbage is a vegetable that’we appreciate for its elongated leaves, both low in calories and delicious to taste.

Also called Peking cabbage is consumed two main varieties, Pe Pak choi and Chinese cabbage

In short, that’you should know:

Name Brassica pekinensis
Family : Brassicaceae
Type : Vegetable biennial

Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Fresh, deep, moist, rich

: July to February according varieties

Sowing, planting cabbage:

Chinese cabbage seedlings:

Sowing Chinese cabbage s’performs during’summer.

  • In a well loose soil, sow in place in the months of June-August
  • Space the furrows 1 cm deep, 30 to 40 cm between rows
  • Protect seedlings’a veil of’shading during hot weather
  • Keep the soil moist

When you see the first leaves, you can lighten retaining the most vigorous plants every 30 cm.

If you buy seedlings already formed, planting can take place throughout the’summer and even up’at the beginning of’Fall if your climate allows.

Maintenance of Chinese cabbage:

Easy’maintenance, Chinese cabbage especially feared that would prevent early flowering apple training.

  • Chinese cabbage has shallow roots which involves keeping the ever fresh ground to avoid the’drying of plants
  • Water regularly but moderately fine rain to maintain proper humidity.

Harvest Chinese cabbage:

The culture of Chinese cabbage takes about 2 1/2 months before harvest.

  • Wait for the heart reaches the size’a beautiful apple before harvest your Chinese cabbage.
  • Cut along the ground with a well cutting blade

For harvesting’winter, entirely possible in the Mediterranean.

  • Cabbages must always be headed before the first frost.
  • Place a mulch of dried leaves at the base of Chinese cabbage to protect them from’any frost.

Pests and diseases affecting Chinese cabbage:

Cabbage maggot

If your Chinese cabbage struggling to grow and the leaves begin to wither, they are probably suffering from cabbage maggot.

  • Galleries are observed at the collar
  • The solution comes through the establishment of’anti larva barrier around plants

Other diseases and pests:

Chinese cabbage can be affected by theĀ mildew. L’Moisture is the main cause of late blight development.

  • Avoid’water foliage
  • Do not overtighten the plants for aeration of foliage
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Note also that the Chinese cabbage may be the target aphids and, naturally Tracked.

For these two parasites, avoid at all costs the use of chemicals that can contaminate your vegetables and the soil in which they grow.

Malignant Council on Chinese cabbage:

When plowing, bring nutrients to your cabbage (fertilizer, compost manure and algae) will stimulate growth and improve your harvest!

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