Cabbage container care tips are given here with your own personal experience. You may have different ideas or suggestions for growing cabbages in containers. So let us hear it!
1) Do not use plastic containers!
Plastic is toxic to plants and will kill them within few years. They need soil, which contains organic matter like composted leaves, grass clippings etc., but they do not require heavy fertilizers, chemicals or pesticides.
2) Use only clean water!
Water should be filtered and boiled before drinking.
3) Keep the temperature at least 60 degrees centigrade during winter months.
If you live in a cold climate, then you must keep the temperature at least 50 degrees centigrade during summer months. When growing vegetables in containers, you can raise the temperature if necessary. But remember that too much heat will make your plants die prematurely due to lack of oxygen.
4) Avoid using soil from old pots.
Instead, dig up the soil and put it into new containers. Make sure that the pot does not contain any dirt or clay particles.
5) Keep the light intensity low when growing cabbages in containers.
Too high lighting will cause damage to your plants’ roots and cause them to rot quickly.
6) Always use non-gmo seeds.
Many companies provide non-GMO seeds these days. You can also search the internet to find sources of such seeds. Make sure that you are not allergic to any plants or vegetables.
These are some container care tips for growing cabbages in containers. It will help you have a great harvest. Be sure to save this on your computer so you can find it again next year!
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