When to harvest cabbage from the garden? How to store cabbage in winter?

  • Dec 24, 2019

To save the cabbage in the winter it is necessary to properly clean and store. Usually harvested cabbage beds with the latter, because it is extremely increases and cold resistance, even at low temperatures.

To save the cabbage in the winter it is necessary to properly clean and store. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
To save the cabbage in the winter it is necessary to properly clean and store. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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To vegetable preserved as long as possible, collect the cabbage you must follow some tips:

  • For storage in the cold is better to plant late varieties. They ripen 110-150 days. Cabbages are formed at the end of November. Of late cabbage stored for 8 months, and six months of medium is suitable for use.
  • You can not rush to cut the cabbage and put in the basement, or they will wither quickly, as in the cellar is still warm, and cabbage will lose succulence. Culture can tolerate frosts down to -5 ° C. It is desirable to hold the garden vegetable -1 to -3ºS - then it will be sweeter and peculiar smell and bitterness will be less pronounced.
  • It is not recommended to wait for frost resistant, lagging with cleaning culture. Frostbitten cabbages are not suitable for storage. Date of harvest depends on the local climate and weather, and the harvest period stretched from the beginning to the end of October.

At the ripe vegetable dense head. He scored the greatest mass that is characteristic for a particular grade. At the top of the head must present a bright spot.

It is necessary to remove the cabbage in a clear and warm weather - then dry the cobs before storage is not required.

It is necessary to cut the cabbage in the soil itself for long stalks. You can dig up cabbages, then remove the roots. Due to the large length of the cabbage stumps can be hung for storage. After cutting clear vegetable from the outer leaves, tightly packed sheets can not tear. They are often referred to as opaque, as they protect the head against moisture loss and damage.

Dry cobs can be put in the cellar immediately after collection. If cabbage with droplets of moisture, they need to be dried. It is worth keeping a vegetable in a cool room at a temperature of 0... + 5 ° C, so the storage is better to use a cellar.

Usually harvested cabbage beds with the latter, because it is extremely increases and cold resistance, even at low temperatures. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Usually harvested cabbage beds with the latter, because it is extremely increases and cold resistance, even at low temperatures.
Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

There are different ways to store vegetables:

  • Hanging by a long stalk. So the cabbage is easy to check that the time to notice the formation of rot and remove the spoiled vegetables. cabbage head is conveniently attached to the pole.
  • Storage in wooden boxes. They are necessary to have holes. Should be stacked in 2 layers cabbages, first stalk upward, spreading second direct them downwards. For good ventilation boxes they need to be put on the bricks or suspended.
  • Putting cabbage pyramid. This method is used for compact storage. The first layer completely cover the bottom of the box. Subsequent layers must be smaller to form a pyramid. Putting into stumps.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap. The method allows to preserve the fresh vegetable spring. For optimum wraps recommended to cut off stump, take cabbage dry and with no signs of pests, to prevent decay under the film.
  • Storage in the newspaper. It will help keep the vegetable in a room with high humidity. Newspapers are absorbent, preventing vegetable rot.
Opinion on the effectiveness of storage methods differ. Some prefer to keep the vegetables in a food film, but its use requires the right approach. Trim the stalks must be as straight as possible. you can not leave the air when driving, because of what you need to put the cabbage is very tight. 4 can be wrapped immediately layer. In spring and summer cabbage rot sometimes, but almost never occur.

In applying the suspension to face with germination of individual plug.

Some gardeners claim that cabbage is best kept in the newspaper. If some forks began to deteriorate, it can chop and freeze, thaw and then put in the soup or pie.

An alternative to the above-mentioned method is pickling. As such, the cabbage is stored until the summer. If you choose this method, you can put any sort of culture.

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