Chinese cabbage cultivation

Chinese cabbage is a horticultural plant that is still not very well known, but little by little it is spreading more throughout Europe. It is very reminiscent of romaine lettuce, although it has a different origin. In fact, he is from the other part of the world, from the Far East.

It is very easy to maintain, and it only takes three months to develop enough to be harvested, which is very interesting, don’t you think?

How to grow bok choy

Chinese cabbage

If you want to make a different salad, low in calories and very healthy, the first thing to do is, of course, buy the seeds of this plant in spring, in nurseries or agricultural stores. Once at home, they will be planted in seedbed trays , placing a maximum of two seeds in each alveolus, with a universal cultivation substrate.

It is important that the seedbed is directly exposed to direct sunlight and that the soil is always moist, otherwise the seeds will either not germinate or the seedlings will come out very weak. For this reason, it is necessary to water frequently , avoiding letting the soil dry out. In this way, they will begin to germinate in 3-7 days.

When they reach a minimum height of 5cm, they will be transferred to larger pots or to the garden, where they will be planted in rows, leaving a distance of 20-30cm between them.

Brassica rapa var.  chinensis

From then on, they will begin to be fertilized with organic fertilizers, such as guano , manure , earthworm humus or compost . This way they will grow healthy and strong. Although, yes, to avoid being affected by pests and diseases, you have to remove the wild herbs that can grow around, and treat the Chinese cabbages with Neem Oil to avoid aphids, red spiders, whiteflies and cochineals. It also does not hurt to do preventive treatments with natural fungicides, such as copper or sulfur during the spring, so that the fungi cannot do them any harm.

This way you will have an excellent harvest.

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