Cabbage is one of the quick and easy vegetables. Especially for the hurried who want to harvest in less than 2 months. See how to plant kale at home and on the farm and have a super healthy vegetable for your family.
Cabbage is part of a family of very healthy vegetables that should never be lacking in any diet. They are cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, among others.
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Particularly cabbage is very rich in calcium and iron, in addition to fiber. it is very well sautéed or even in juices and as an ingredient in cakes, for example.
In addition, cabbage leaves contain substances such as glycosinolates that are transformed into sulforphan when they are perforated. This latter substance is recognized for preventing cancer. So when you are going to eat cabbage the next time, chop the leaves just like in the stew for feijoada.
Undoubtedly braised cabbage is one of the most common dishes to accompany feijoada, so we brought you a recipe with a special touch for you to prepare cabbage harvested at home. Is not cool?
How to plant cabbage at home
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Plant the cabbages with a spacing of 50 cm to one meter between the lines and from 25 cm to 50 cm between the plants.
However, if you want to grow in pots and in smaller places it is possible. However, plants may not grow as much. Remember that the cabbage needs sun and when agglomerating the plants they compete for the same luminosity.
You must use seeds and germinate them in cups with good soil and in 4 to 5 days you should have beautiful shoots to plant in the final bed.
Climate: How to plant cabbage
Cabbage does very well in mild or cold weather, however some varieties can be grown up to -10 ° C. while other cultivars withstand very high temperatures.
That is, there is cabbage for all regions of Brazil, just consult the variety. It is worth remembering that if there is a seed being sold in your region, it will probably be a great option.
Light: How to plant cabbage
The cabbage needs a good light. That is, it really needs direct exposure to the sun’s rays. However, in warmer places, it may be necessary to put a shade or any screen that shadows the plants during the hottest hours of the day.
Soil and Irrigation: How to plant cabbage
The soil must retain moisture and be rich in organic matter. The more fertile, the better and more beautiful the cabbages are. The pH ranges between 6 and 7.5.
Like other leafy vegetables, cabbage needs moisture but with well-drained soil, as moisture can weaken the roots and leaves.
Harvesting can be done in up to 10 weeks. Remove the older leaves, that is, those closest to the root and preserve the top leaves.
This allows the plant to continue to grow upwards and generate more leaves. It is possible to harvest cabbage leaves if you kill it for years.
Also avoid harvesting in hot hours of the day, as evaporation can kill the plant on the removed stems.
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We have separated this special video that teaches step by step how to plant cabbage. Try to follow this step by step and be surprised.
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Recipe with garlic cabbage
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
- 1 bunch of cabbage in thin strips (chifonade)
- Salt to taste
Method of preparation
Cut the cabbage into thin strips, which we know as cut chifonade. And the thinner the better. Then sauté the garlic in butter or olive oil.
When the garlic is browned, add the cabbage and stir quickly. Avoid lingering in this sauce, as the cabbage loses a lot of volume and dehydrates quickly. In addition, it loses some of the crispness.
Another detail is that this stew in the leaves helps to eliminate harmful substances and make them more digestible and tasty.
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