Features of growing cauliflower Snowball

Cauliflower Snowball is a hybrid of early maturing cabbage, the taste of which will not leave indifferent any lover of vegetable dishes. Medium in size, rounded, weighing up to 1.5 kg, dense and snow-white - it always bears fruit well.


  • Preparing the soil for planting seeds
  • Seed planting technology
  • Landing in an open area
  • Cabbage care

Preparing the soil for planting seeds

In order to grow good and strong Snowball cauliflower seedlings, it is necessary to prepare the soil before planting the seeds. Experienced gardeners recommend that it be sterilized, as Snowball seedlings are easily affected by a black leg.

The most proven and not difficult way to sterilize soil is to dry it on a metal sheet in a preheated oven to 80 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes. Such disinfection destroys not only dangerous insects, but also fungi and bacteria.

Important: it is impossible to increase the temperature of warming up the earth, as this can lead to soil infertility, mineralization of organic nitrogen, an increase in ammonium nitrates, the death of beneficial microorganisms.

Seed planting technology

End of February - beginning of March is the time of planting the seeds of the Snowball. For good germination of the stem, it is necessary to soak the seeds in warm water of 40 - 50 degrees for 30 minutes, and then dry them a little. Such heat treatment of the grains is necessary for the purpose of disinfection from the keel.

After drying the seeds, we plant them in small containers to a depth of 10 cm.

This cauliflower variety is very fond of light. Since the day is still short in February and March, it is necessary to provide light for the seedlings in the evening. This can be done with an ordinary fluorescent lamp. In addition, as the soil dries up, water the seedlings and feed them once with KerimaLux complex fertilizers. As soon as 2 strong leaves are formed in the cabbage sprouts, carefully, without picking, we transplant the plant in a larger container, in which the cabbage seedling will grow before transplanting into the ground.

Landing in an open area

As soon as the danger of night frosts has passed, cabbage can be planted in an open area.

Before planting seedlings, on 1 square meter of land, it is worth adding up to 10 kg of rotted manure. Such fertilizer will serve as a good base of nutrients for seedlings and will help cabbage to take root and grow better.

The formation of holes must be done taking into account a distance of up to 40 cm from each other and a depth of 20 cm. A handful of wood ash is poured into the finished hole and covered with a small ball of earth. The plant is deepened to 1 leaf and sprinkled.

Cabbage care

Cauliflower should be cared for carefully to get a good harvest. For the entire summer season, it is fed 3 times.

  1. The first feeding is a week after planting. 200 grams of mullein, magnesium, manganese, boron are added to 10 liters of water, and poured under each cabbage seedling. In this case, the bushes must be showered with earth, since the roots of cauliflower are superficial and need strong support.
  2. The second feeding is carried out after 2 - 3 weeks, taking into account the naivety or absence of the rainy season. This time, 0.2 g of boric acid, 0.10 grams of molybdenum-sour ammonium and vitriol are added to 1 liter of water.
  3. The third feeding - after the formation of a small tie, which is sprayed with a solution of 1 tablespoon of potassium sulfate per 10 liters of water.

During the entire period of cabbage ripening, the plant must be watered with water once a week and at the same time loosened the soil so that with each fertilization the cabbage receives all the nutrients.

Snowball is not susceptible to diseases, but the cabbage caterpillars are very fond of it. They can be harvested by hand or you can use Enterobacterin.

In early autumn, if you want the plant to grow even more, you can grow it indoors. The cabbage is dug up without shaking off the ground and planted in a small container, sprinkling it tightly with earth. For 1.5 - 2 months, the fetus can gain another 200 grams of weight.

As you can see, growing this cauliflower variety in your garden is not so difficult, you just have to follow the rules for caring for cauliflower:

  1. Regular watering every week with loosening of the soil;
  2. Fertilizer;
  3. Covering new roots with earth;
  4. Pest collection.

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