You will need
- - seedling boxes;
- - peat pots;
- - drainage of broken bricks;
- - glass or plastic film.
If you want to get an early harvest, sow kohlrabi in March, then will be APR 30-day seedlings transplanted to the greenhouse. For open ground, sow mixtures in April.
Start with the preparation of the substrate under the seedlings. Kohlrabi is unpretentious to the soil, but it is better to prepare a mixture of two parts compost and one part humus. At the bottom of the seedling box, place the drainage from pieces of brick to the plant roots better than "breathe."
Smooth the surface of the soil mixture, make grooves to a depth of 1.5-2 cm and evenly spread the seeds. Cover with soil and pour, trying not to blur the earth. Close the box with glass or plastic wrap and put in a warm place.
5-7 days will see the first sprouts. Move the box into the lighted area and remove the glass. The seedling is growing rapidly in a few days pull out weak plants, thus give more room for strong, thick stems. At the first true leaf guide picks, planting one plant in a peat pot.
After 30 days, seedlings kohlrabi are ready for planting in a permanent place in the greenhouse or in the open ground. When transplanting not zaglubljaja, enough roots were located at the surface. Then the plant will be able to form a good stebleplod. Plant according to the scheme of 30 × 30 cm
Timely watering, otherwise the leaves will zarubejom. But it is not necessary to fill in the plants, this will lead to cracking of cabbage. Often loosen the ground. Time to spend messing around. Focus on the emergence of the 7-8 leaf. And when stebleplod will reach 8-10 cm in diameter, cabbage kohlrabi can be removed.
Kohlrabi is very precocious, so it can grow all summer. It's enough to have a 30-day seedlings and occasionally plant it on frees up space in the garden.