by aditya abhishek
Cabbage originated in Europe & now it is cultivated in over 150 countries. Farmers can follow these guidelines to cultivate cabbage in their farm.
You can grow them in cool climatic conditions where temperature ranges from 12 to 30 degrees Celsius with annual rainfall of 600 mm & relative humidity of 90%.
Farmers can cultivate cabbage in wide range of soils rich in organic matter with pH around 6.0 to 6.5. Loamy soil is best for cultivation of cabbage.
You can start sowing 300 to 500 grams of cabbage seeds for a hectare from July to November in tropical region & April to August in hills or temperate regions.
Before sowing of seeds, treat them with 4 grams of Trichoderma viride for 1 kilogram of seed. Sow seeds at 1 centimetres depth at 5 centimetres distance.
Once seedlings are ready, transplant them on flat beds at spacing of 60 x 45 centimetres. Dip roots in Bavistin solution before planting them.
Apply 40 tonnes of orgnic manure + 50 Kg Nitrogen, 25 Kg Phosphorus & Potassium + 155 Kg SSP, 40 Kg Muriate of Potash 2 weeks before plantation.
Irrigate your farm once after every 15 days during dry days. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, You can also apply a layer of straw mulch for reducing weed growth.
90 to 120 days after plantation you can start harvesting cabbage from your farm and can expect to get 30 to 60 tonnes per hectare depending on variety & sowing time.
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