This year, soft rot on Chinese cabbage and carrots has occurred more serious than last year, those who plant vegetables should be able to feel this condition. Once it happened, most of us don’t know how to control it. I will list the main reasons and main methods to curb the soft rot.
Two Main Reasons
First of all, the seedlings of Chinese cabbage are planted earlier in the sowing period, causing wounds on leaves that are not cleaned and controlled, and gardeners didn’t keep worms away and kill them in time.
The second reason is that rains are also more frequent in this year. The rainy weather is conducive to the infection of some kinds of bacteria. It’s very harmful to those Chinese cabbages, especially, their growth ability are not very strong and have bad ability to resist illness. For those carrots, once they have large wounds, which are also extremely humid, germs will infect them easily.
These are the two main reasons, also the most common occurrences of soft rot in Chinese cabbage and carrots.
Two Main Methods to Curb
It’s a little difficult to prevent and control. The soft rot damage takes a longer time, so it’s hard to solve it effectively in a short period of time by only relying on a certain control measure. It requires a lot of comprehensive measures to prevent and control this disease. It is recommended that gardeners apply appropriate potassium fertilizer. When Chinese cabbages go to the period of heading, they need more nitrogen and potassium fertilizer. Furthermore, you can apply these two fertilizers appropriately to promote their heading process and increase their ability to anti diseases.
The second method is easier than the first. Gardeners can use some medicine to prevent and control the soft rot. The soft rot disease itself belongs to bacterial disease, which must use bacteria-damaging medicine to curb.
Planting vegetables is a simple way to relax us, especially to watch the nature power of plants grow big from seeds to seedlings to set fruits. But a proper way to avoid more disease when you get started from seeds plant propagation is to give them in a safe environment, like seed starting trays. In this process, you can give seeds a comfortable and warm environment, adjust the temperature and humidity, which can help seeds grow a strong root system and stem, and be invulnerable to extreme conditions and diseases. Personally, it’s better to combine the above methods.