by johnah on November 16, 2020
Growing Chinese Broccoli Plants: What Is Chinese Broccoli?
Chinabrook (Cabbage) is a type of vegetable that originated in China and other parts of Asia. They are commonly known as “Chinese cabbage” or “Kale”. There are many varieties of chinese broccoli, but most have two main characteristics; they all come from the same plant family called Brassica oleracea and they all produce edible leaves and stems.
The leafy green leaves of chinese broccoli plants are very similar to those of lettuce. They usually grow up to 3 feet tall and 4 inches wide. These leaves are often used fresh, dried or pickled like cauliflower. Some varieties produce only stalks while others produce both stalks and leaves.
Most types of chinese broccoli do not require much care beyond regular watering and fertilizing.
How To Grow Chinese Broccoli Plants?
There are several ways to grow chinese broccoli plants. You can start them indoors in small pots or you can transplant them outdoors into a sunny location where they will need less light and heat. If you choose to keep your chinese broccoli plants indoors, then it is best if you use plastic potting soil rather than gravel because gravel tends to harbor pests such as spider mites and aphids.
The ideal temperature to grow your chinese broccoli plants is between 65 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They need the soil to be a bit on the dry side when they are young but should have plenty of moisture when they get older. When planting your seeds, keep them about 1 inch deep and make sure that they are spaced 6 inches apart. Keep the soil moist but not too wet and make sure that you are keeping the temperature at around 60 degrees.
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