In the world there are a huge number of varieties of cabbage. Of course, they all differ in their taste and decorative qualities. Some bring great benefits to the body and even help cure certain diseases. One of the most delicious and beautiful is kale variety.
What is a cabbage kale
Kale is just an amazing plant that amazes not only with its taste, but also with its decorative qualities. It will win your heart with beautiful curly leaves, which are very similar to lettuce leaves.
The peculiarity of this variety is in the absence of a head of cabbage. Depending on the variety, leafy feces may be green or red, which in the autumn will acquire a purple color.
There are 6 excellent sorts of kale that have their own advantages:
- Curly - different curly beautiful leaves that are very tasty and soft.
- Red - just fascinates with its color.
- Siberian - very resistant to frost and pests.
- Prime - also resistant to frost and growing rapidly.
- Dino - has a high thin leaves.
- Trosthevy - sometimes reaches 2 meters.
- Kale dino
- Kale Trostyeva
The origin of curly cabbage
Kale remains one of the most mysterious, since nothing is known about her origin. One thing is clear, that she comes from the wild nature, and no one considers her country the birthplace of this beauty. For many years, this cabbage is famous in America and England, but in Russia it is just beginning to be in demand.
Kale very good for the bodybecause it contains:
Among the mineral substances that are part of the cabbage emit:
- iron and other substances.
Thanks squirrels, which are part of the cabbage, it can replace any meat dish and will bring much more benefits, because vegetable protein is absorbed much faster.
It should also be noted, and useful properties amino acidsthat contains plant and Omega-3 fatty acid, which the human body needs so much and cannot produce it on its own.
Of course, they bring great benefits. vitamins A, B, C, K and PP, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the retina from ultraviolet radiation that comes from the sun.
In general, feces help in the treatment of cancer, eye diseases and a variety of poisonings. Its use will improve the work of the stomach, reduce cholesterol and strengthen the immune system.
However, it is also necessary to remember that cabbage kale, like other green vegetables should be consumed in moderation. Excessive use of it especially dangerous for people who have diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, suffer from bloating and flatulence. Also, Kale is not recommended for people who have kidney stones and gall bladder.Kale should not be consumed by people with digestive problems.
Since this variety germinates very quickly, it will only be necessary to grow from seed from 70 to 90 days, it can be planted not only at home, but also in the garden, only under the film.
It is necessary to sow seeds in April. The temperature regime that is suitable for kale cabbage is not lower than 5 degrees Celsius. Already at the end of May, cabbage can be planted in its permanent place.
Experts recommend before planting seeds soak for a quarter of an hour in water with a temperature of 45 degrees and then for 5 minutes to dip them in cold water for 5 minutes. After that, the seeds are wrapped in wet gauze and left in a warm place for 3 days, after which small shoots appear, which serve as a signal to plant them in the ground.
Seeds are planted at a distance 6 cm apart in small holes, a depth of one and a half cm. Cover the crops with film, which is lifted every day for 60 minutes to ventilate the ground.
For landing it is necessary to choose a place that is well illuminated by the sun. Kale is also planted on an elevation, because the water in the soil should not stagnate. Vegetable does not like this.
Cabbage planted at a distance 45 cm apart, throwing 200 g of wood ash into the hole and half the amount of humus. As for the soil, it must be non-acidic, loose and contain a sufficient amount of humus.
The main requirements for care is watering and loosening the soil. During the summer, the soil must be loosened several times. This provides good access of oxygen to the roots of the plant. When it grows to 20 cm, it is necessary to weed it.
Kale loves moisture very much, because in the hot summer you may need to water it almost every day, but you should let the soil dry out between waterings.
In order for water to get into the roots faster and get well developed, it is necessary to make a small ditch around the cabbage and pour water into it.Watering Kale Cabbage
You will achieve good results if you feed the cabbage every 6 weeks. The first is carried out when the leaves begin to actively grow.
An excellent fertilizer for this variety will be 2 liters of sifted compost, which is diluted with 1 bucket of water and insist on sunshine for 24 hours.
Harvesting and storage
They can safely cut the whole summer, because in their place will grow new. Keep these leaves in the fridge for about a week. And so they lay as long as possible, then they would be best to freeze. In addition, thawed kale cabbage will be even tastier from fresh.
And if you leave the plant on the bed to winter, then in the spring you will get a delicious early harvest.
As you can see, cabbage cale is an excellent plant that will be a wonderful just royal decoration of your bed. Of course, you will be happy to cook the most delicious dishes from this vegetable. In addition, its use will bring incredible benefits to your body.