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Plant Family Notes

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Plant Family Notes HORT 2030

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Vegetable Production
Dr. Wheeler Foshee
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by William Beck on Wednesday February 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HORT 2030 at Auburn University Montgomery taught by Dr. Wheeler Foshee in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Vegetable Production in Agriculture and Forestry at Auburn University Montgomery.

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Date Created: 02/10/16
Plant Families  Families of plants have similar growth and development  Brassica: the mustard family; this is a hardy plant that can be grown when its cold; the origin of the Brassica is from Europe  Cole Crop (Brassica oleracea): Cabbage, kale, collard, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts Brassica Botany:  Leaves are simple and alternating  Glycosinolate compounds: ‘mustang oil’ known for the pungent odor they produce when cooked  Perfect flowers Cole Crop Production: 1. Soil Requirements:  Well drained soil (soil that prohibits standing water in the soil)  Soil pH 5.8 - 6.5  Maintain soil Calcium levels at 500 lbs. / A (if below add Calcium) 2. Land Prep:  Clean seed-bed (deep turning): soil that is bare of other plants and weeds  Tillage: crucial for adequate plant growth Transplants:  To grow your own transplants: o Greenhouse or Sunroom o Container grown plants o Grown in a Styrofoam or plastic cells (paper will not work) o Use commercial potting mix o Grow 5-6 weeks before transplanting o Harden Of  Why? It save you money


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