Cauliflower: Outdoor cultivation and care is a hot topic for gardeners. The question of how to grow our vegetable crop in open soil is of interest to many gardeners and summer residents. After all, the popularity of such a vegetable can hardly be underestimated. Such a fruit is deservedly the queen of garden crops. The high popularity of the vegetable is due to its richness in vitamins, which remain until the very end of spring, while in other fruits the vitamin composition is lost already at the beginning of winter. Everyone loves her, both raw and boiled, stewed and even baked.
To get an excellent yield of a tasty and healthy vegetable at the exit, you need to know how to grow cauliflower in the garden. Moreover, this variety is grown in open soil, but growing in a greenhouse is also quite acceptable.
The technology for growing cabbage is generally simple, but still requires certain skills, skills and knowledge.
The rules for growing cauliflower in open soil require timely feeding, regular watering and protection from various pests and diseases. After all, it is loved and appreciated not only by people, but also by many insect pests.
Fruit ripening dates are early, middle and late. It is also necessary to plant a plant depending on the ripening period of the vegetable. In the open field, as in the greenhouse, this variety is recommended to be grown from seedlings.
STAGES OF GROWING
Growing seeds for seedlings
It is necessary to grow seeds for seedlings in a moderately warm room.
An important point! It is strictly forbidden to grow seedlings in a room with a temperature above 20 degrees! At this temperature, this vegetable variety may not form inflorescences at all.
At this stage, the seedlings must be regularly watered, loosened the soil and process the seedlings with a weak solution of potassium permanganate.
Cauliflower has no urgent need to dive. This moment can be safely missed.
Which NPK ratio choose for Cauliflower?
Cauliflower grows best in a cool and moist environment with temperatures between 50-60°F. Cauliflowers need high levels of nutrients to grow, so they require fertilizers that are rich in nitrogen (N), potassium (K) and phosphorus (P). The ideal ratio for NPK is 20:20:20 or 40:40:40. It’s recommended not to use any fertilizer below this level because the crop won’t be able to absorb enough nutrients from its soil source alone. For example, if you were using a 30-30-0 N-P-K ratio instead of one at 100% strength like ours; its foliage wouldn’t turn green but stay white due to insufficient nitrogen levels.
Landing in open ground
Planting seedlings in open ground is carried out depending on the timing of its ripening. The early varieties can be planted as early as mid-May, and the later ones at the end of June.
Growing in the open field is practically no different from growing its ordinary white-headed congeners, only the care of cauliflower should be more careful. For the ripening of the vegetable to be painless, it is necessary to take care of the plant with all diligence. This vegetable crop must be regularly watered, loosened the soil, applied fertilizers, hilled it and treated it from pests and diseases.
Many gardeners and summer residents ask the question: is it necessary to pick off the leaves from the plant and how to determine when to do this? Experienced gardeners are of the opinion that, after all, this is not worth doing. This culture is very sensitive, and cutting off a dried leaf can damage a healthy one, this will have a bad effect on the condition of the plant and as a result, the fruit will turn out to be much smaller in size.
It is necessary to feed the plant at least 4 times during the entire growing season. The best fertilizer is a mullein solution.
Any kind of such a vegetable, including a colored one, is often exposed to pests and diseases. To prevent this, it is necessary to regularly spray the vegetable with a solution of onion peel, infusion of burdocks or tomato tops.
Knowing how to tackle cabbage outdoors, you can harvest a good harvest of a tasty and healthy vegetable.