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Care of the plant Brassica oleracea or Wild cabbage.

Care of the plant Brassica oleracea or Wild cabbage

The genus Brassica, family Brassicaceae, comprises 30 species and cultivars native to western Europe, the Mediterranean region, and temperate regions of Asia. Some species are: Brassica oleracea, Brassica carinata, Brassica rapa, Brassica napus, Brassica pekinensis.

Common names: Wild cabbage, Cabbage. This species is native to coastal southern and western Europe.

They are annual plants with abundant trimmed and curled leaves. The leaves are green and in winter they are stained red, yellow, white, pink.

They are ideal plants for winter either in the garden, terrace or pot.

Brassica oleracea needs a sunny and cool exposure; the ideal temperature is 15ºC.

The soil can be made up of 1 part of sand, 3 of heather soil and 2 of peat. The transplant is done at the beginning of winter.

Water abundantly; it is a plant that needs a lot of water.

Fertilize every 15 days with a foliar fertilizer during the growing season.

They are plants prone to attack by caterpillars and aphids.

They propagate by seeds sown in late summer.

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Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
Brassica oleracea
 

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