How to grow a good crop of cabbage. Useful tips from experienced gardeners

Not every gardener manages to grow a good crop of cabbage. She has a lot of diseases, pests, and she is whimsical about top dressing.

  • With baker’s yeast
  • Manure and wood ash
  • Boric acid

I missed it once – a year without cabbage.

There are many reasons why cabbage is poorly tied: weather, humidity, mistakes made during cultivation.

In order for cabbage to tie well, you need to follow a few basic rules.

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Rule 1. Poor quality seed

Buy seeds from trusted manufacturers. They must be adapted to your climatic conditions.

Rule 2. The wrong site for growing cabbage

You need to plant cabbage in a well-lit place and away from tall crops.

Rule 3. Too acidic soil

For cabbage, neutral soils are best. Before sowing, deoxidize the soil. To do this, add wood ash or dolomite flour for digging.

Rule 4. Bad predecessors

The correct predecessors are onions, various legumes, tomatoes and other nightshades. Bad predecessors are cruciferous crops and cucurbits. In the same place, you can plant cabbage in 3 years not earlier.

Rule 5

It is necessary to plant early varieties of cabbage in the garden in April-May, medium varieties in May towards the end, late May – early June.

Follow the landing pattern: early bushes are planted at a distance of 50 cm from each other, middle and late 70 cm.

Rule 6. Compliance with the temperature regime

A comfortable temperature for the growth of cabbage is 17-20 ° C. The heat does not allow heads to form. But even very low rates do not allow cabbage to bear fruit. To protect the cabbage, bend the lower leaves up over the head and tie it tightly.

Rule 7. Not enough fertilizer applied

Cabbage constantly requires a lot of useful elements, especially during the formation of heads. In the middle of summer, you need to feed the cabbage with azophos, dissolve 1 matchbox of this fertilizer in 10 liters of water. You need to make 1 liter of solution under the root of the plant. Or superphosphate, 20 grams per 10 liters of water.

Rule 8. Poor plant care


Cabbage foliage evaporates a lot of moisture throughout the day. Therefore, it needs to be watered all the time, the earth should get wet when watering to a depth of 30-40 cm. Before harvesting, watering should be reduced.


After each watering, it is necessary to loosen the soil so that a dense earthen crust does not form, which prevents the plant from breathing and growing.


So that the soil does not overheat and does not lose moisture, you need to mulch it.
You can help cabbage form heads by feeding it with folk remedies.

With baker’s yeast

Dissolve 100 grams of yeast, 500 g of any jam in 10 liters of water and transfer to a warm place to ferment.

Pour the area with cabbage well with clean water, add a glass of yeast solution to 10 liters of water and pour cabbage with this solution. The consumption rate is 1 liter of solution under the root. You can water the cabbage with this solution once every 3 weeks.

As soon as the cabbage has 9 leaves, feed it with this solution. Pour 10 liters of water into a container, add 40 grams of wood ash and 500 grams of fresh manure. Leave to infuse and ferment for a few days. Pour the garden bed abundantly with water, and then pour the plants with a liter of infusion under each bush. Repeat this procedure at the end of June.

Boric acid

Feed cabbage foliarly with boric acid, which helps form large heads. Dissolve 2 grams of boric acid in a liter of hot water, then add another 9 liters of water and process the cabbage. After a week, spray with the “Ovary” preparation, according to the instructions.

If you follow all of the above recommendations, cabbage will thank you with a good and rich harvest.

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