The garden can also have color, since even if it is a specific corner to grow our own food, that does not mean that we cannot have plants destined for other purposes. One that I am going to recommend is ornamental cabbage . You may think that cabbage is eaten, and it is true, but the one I am going to show you now is grown more for the beautiful colors of its leaves.
Do you want to know why you should have an ornamental cabbage?
This little plant is ideal, not only to have in the garden, but also to have in a pot. Its height does not exceed 30cm and it is very easy to grow , as much or more than the cabbage that is sown for human consumption. In scientific terms it is known as Brassica oleracea , and is native to Asia Minor reaching the Mediterranean.
Although it is originally a perennial herbaceous plant, it is considered an annual plant as it is sensitive to intense frost . Even so, if you live in a climate whose winters are extreme, you can have it indoors by decorating a room that has a lot of light.
Watering should be frequent , preventing the substrate from drying out between waterings. Being a very adaptable plant, it can grow in any type of garden soil, but it will appreciate that we periodically fertilize it with a slow-release organic fertilizer (such as earthworm humus).
If you want to have your own ornamental cabbages, get a packet of seeds that you will find in any nursery or garden store, and sow them during the spring-summer . They will generally germinate in a matter of ten days if the temperatures are around 15 or 20 degrees.
Ornamental cabbages are gorgeous, right? Do you dare to have some in your garden? You can plant them in groups of different specimens to create borders, or in planters where they will look spectacular on your patio or terrace.