Among the wide range of vegetables that exist in the world, cabbage stands out for its multiple properties, being rich in vitamins C, A, B9, E, K and various minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium and iron. This helps keep cholesterol levels stable and takes care of your digestive system. In addition, its revitalizing and diuretic virtues make it an excellent companion when it comes to improving your diet.
If you haven’t yet integrated cabbage into your recipes, this is a good time to start. However, to take advantage of its properties even more, the ideal is to consume high-quality and fresh cabbages. And what better way to achieve this than to grow them in your own home, and here we will show you how to do it.
What should you keep in mind when growing cabbage at home?
This vegetable is very simple to plant and does not require much care compared to other vegetables, so it will be an excellent ally of the family table in your multiple dishes. Despite not being difficult to grow, it requires certain conditions to have a good harvest, these are:
To have a successful harvest, a very moist soil is required. Likewise, it is advisable to fertilize with enough compost because cabbage needs enough nitrogen to grow in a completely healthy way. Depending on your location, growing vegetables may be easier. For example, if I am talking about another product, Andalusia is one of the communities that grow the most avocado.
Growing cabbage has a great advantage and that is that it is a perfect plant for all kinds of climates, but it requires a humid floor, as we already mentioned. When it comes to the sun, cabbage has no problem growing in an area that receives the sun’s rays. Also, it can develop without problems in shady places.
It is important to clarify that cabbage is sensitive to very low climates, they should not be less than 7 ºC.
To start, you must place the seeds in a seedbed. Once they reach a height of approximately 13 cm, it is time to transplant. The recommended distance is 30cm between one plant and another.
As we already know, cabbages prefer a very moist soil, therefore, you must make sure to water constantly. However, you must be careful not to create puddles.
The time to harvest your cabbages will be 2 to 4 months after they were planted. It is recommended to collect the lower leaves before they are fully grown and woody and hard. In addition, it is advisable to consume fresh cabbages, but they can also be stored better than other vegetables.