Secrets of Planting cabbages.
In spring, when seedlings were planted cabbage, my mom always preached: “That is better taken root, you bend the spine”. I then laughed about it “voodoo”.
Since then, it took many years. Long time no mother. But her words every spring to mind. It is no accident. Now, when matured and gained some kind of garden experience, realize how wise it was her advice. Seedlings, even the most successful, always develops into two levels: the leaves – up, roots – deep down. Each of the gardeners observed: seedlings planted the same, but grows in different ways. A compact shrub, widely ramified. The second – long-legged, long legs and a couple of leaves. Dig it, and immediately notice: a very long central root and sparse side branches. Now, bend up the long taproot and zaglubite “loop” for most cotyledonous leaves.
Within a week, notice the difference. The bush will be stocky, not niknut at each watering. The secret is simple. Under the cabbage most gardeners fertilizer locally. And organics, and minerals are in the upper soil layer. Coverages taproot – a kind of gentle prischipka. Deprived of opportunities to grow deeper into the root system is actively developing it in the nutrient layer.
There are more pragmatic explanation. When working with bare hands, from gardeners who want to adjust a hole under a non-standard overgrown root? Simply – fold.
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