Chinese Cabbage is used by many women in the kitchen. It adds yummy taste in pasta, salad and noodles. Its outer tough leaves are often used for covering the steam fish. You can make a variety of foods with the mean of it. The stalk of this vegetable also used as a celery. This vegetable is originated from the China thus a common ingredient in Chinese cuisine.
Today, I am here to guide you about Chinese Cabbage production. Before I start my guide, I would like to inform you about a different varieties of this vegetable and these are Michili, Pe-tsai,Wong bok, Pac Choy, etc.
What Climate is the best for Cabbage Production?
First thing that you must keep in mind before growing this vegetable in your garden or greenhouse is the climate. Chinese cabbage doesn’t tolerate hot weather so if you want to get good results from production then you should start its cultivation before extreme hot weather. Cool temperature seems to be the best for the production of cabbage. It grows well when it exposes to direct sun light however it can tolerate shade as well.
There are five simple steps that you need to follow for growing Chinese cabbage in your garden or greenhouse:
Prepare the ground: You first need to prepare the ground bed for this vegetable. It would be better if you plant it deep in the soil. Another thing which you need to consider before planting it is the pH level of the soil; it should be 6.5-7. In case you don’t have any idea about the pH level of your soil then you can get such info by applying some tests. (detail of tests is available on the web, just search). You can start using fertilizer in garden one week before the planting.
Planting: Once you prepare the ground, next thing to do is to plant the vegtable. You need to sow seed in 1/5 deep in the soil. You can maintain 14 inch difference between the rows while the distance among the plants should be 2 inch if you want to keep this vegetable thin. Seedlings normally appear within 2 weeks.
Watering : It is the most important step if you want to get the good result of our gardening efforts. This vegetable needs a plenty of water for growth. In case you do not spray the water timely, you have to face plant fungal dilemma.
Step No. 4
Fertilizing: Another key for getting the success in Chinese cabbage production is the spraying the fertilizer on plant time to time. You should dust fertilizer around the rows one month after the planting. When you see the appearance of cabbage head then it is the time when you need to use the fertilizer again on the ground.
Step No. 5
Harvesting: Normally this plant matures in less than 4 months. Best time to harvest this plant is before dry weather. You can cut the head of this vegetable above the soil.