Suitable soil for Cabbage

  • Cultivation of cauliflower is done mainly on sandy to heavy soil rich in organic matter.
  • Light soil is preferred for early crops.
  • On heavy soil, plants grow more slowly and the keeping quality is improved.
  • The optimum pH is 6-7 and liming is required when pH is below 5.5.
  • Plants growing in saline soils are prone to fungal and bacterial diseases.

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Seed treatment for Sweet corn

  • Corn seed should be treated with Carboxin 37.5% + Thiram 37.5% WP @ 2g/kg of seed before sowing.

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Spacing for cabbage

  • The planting distance may vary according to variety, planting season and soil conditions.
  • The following distances are generally recommended on the basis of maturity of varieties.
  • Early variety 45 x 45 cm.
  • Mid variety 60 x 45 cm.
  • Late variety 60 x 60 or 75 x 60 cm.

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Soil solarization in chilli nursery

  • For chilli nursery, April-May is a suitable time for soil solarization. As the temperature rises up to 40 ºC at this time.
  • Spread transparent polythene of 200 gauges (50 Micron) on the whole nursery area for about 5-6 weeks.
  • The margin of the polythene should be covered by wet soil (compressed mud) to check the entry of air.
  • After 5-6 weeks remove the polythene sheet.

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Seed rate for Cauliflower

  • For hybrid varieties:- 175-200 gm/acre of seeds is required.
  • For improved varieties:- 400-500 gm/ acre of seed is required.

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Sowing method of sweet corn

  • Two seeds per hill are dibbled manually or mechanically one third from the top on the side of the ridge.
  • Excess seedlings should be thinned out 10 days after emergence to have single seedling per hill.

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Seed rate for Cabbage

  • For hybrid varieties:- 175-200 gm/acre of seeds is required.
  • For improved varieties:- 400-500 gm/acre of seed is required.

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Seed treatment in Cabbage

  • Healthy seed should be selected for sowing.
  • The seed should be treated with Carboxin 37.5% + Thiram 37.5% WP @ 2g/kg of seed before sowing.
  • Continuous raising of nursery in the same plot should be avoided.

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Climate and soil for sweet corn

  • It needs warm, sunny weather.
  • The temperatures for optimum germination should be above 18°C.
  • For optimum growth and quality, the temperature range is from 24°C to 30°C.
  • Sweet corn requires a well-drained soil with adequate water holding capacity for optimum growth.
  • Sweet corn grows best in a soil with a pH between 5.8 and 6.5.

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Suitable soil for Cauliflower

  • Cultivation of cauliflower is done mainly on sandy to heavy soil rich in organic matter.
  • Light soil is preferred for early crops.
  • On heavy soil, plants grow more slowly and the keeping quality is improved.
  • The optimum pH is 6-7 and liming is required when pH is below 5.5.
  • Plants growing in saline soils are prone to fungal and bacterial diseases.

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