Brassica - Like Flower, Like Cabbage
Hello, Lovely Readers! Today, we have a riddle for you. Name a flower that is a vegetable but cannot be eaten. Okay, let’s help you with hints. It’s enormous, gorgeous, and ornamental. Well, we guess, you are having a hard time speculating about the beauty.
We are talking about Brassica--like flower, like cabbage. Brassica flower is rosette foliage with textured petals blooming in colours of red, pink, and white during the falls. They are cultivated for their aesthetic charm and not its taste.
Learn More About This Natural Beauty-- Brassica!
Brassica is a genus of a plant of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Informally, the members of the genus are known as cabbages or cruciferous vegetables; hence Brassica flower is a cabbage. The Brassica species and varieties include vegetables that are flowers, like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, rutabaga and turnip-- most of them embracing attractive leaves. This stunner is admired worldwide for its agricultural and horticulture importance. They are also of scientific interest. Though the other flowering vegetables in the family of Brassicaceae are meant for human consumption, Brassica or mini Brassica are purely for alluring the senses. Stems of Brassica are hand-tied to make an exotic bunch of flowers, a sight that is worth beholding.
This is How Brassica Looks!
Brassica is unique from its other flowering beauties. Different yet Breathtaking! Brassica flowers are sturdier, less fragile, and enduring due to their waxy leaves and stems. The leaves of the flower are ruffled, crinkled, and feathered. The flowers flourish in three hues: deep rosy violet, crimson white, and emerald green. Brassica is wide and huge in comparison to other flowers.
Nurture & Nourish World’s Most Beautiful Vegetable-- Brassica!
Brassica is the bloom of the fall. Therefore, planting brassicas during the months of frost is ideal for helping them grow in their full glory.
Soil: You can directly sow in the soil the seeds of Brassica cabbage or flower. Optimal soil temperature needed for planting the seed is 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not cover the seed as it requires sunlight to grow. If you are planting the Brassica from a root ball ensure it is loosened and the plant sinks into the soil until the bottom is in close contact with the ground or the container.
Water: Hydrate the plant thoroughly after it has matured. For maintenance, let the soil dry out between watering but do not prolong the drought period as your Brassica may die. Water the plant enough to keep the soil moist.
Light: They require sunlight to grow. However, these flowers are not summer-friendly. They like cold temperatures. Flowers will grace you with its exotic purple, white or green colour only when the temperatures drop down below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Partial sunlight is required for maintaining their beauty.
Pests: Because of their glorious attributes, they are plagued by bugs and pests. The pests include cabbage worms, aphids, cutworms, beetles, and maggots. But, you can protect your Brassica enchantress with the aid of floating row covers. Cool-weather conditions will also keep the pests away.
Beautifying the Home Naturally with Brassica!
Brassica is a flower of elegance and grace. In its every hue, it manages to captivate the senses. Decorate your homes with Brassica and turn your living space into an abode of magnificence and grandeur.
Flower Vase: Turn the corners of the room into the centre of attraction by placing a Brassica flower vase. Take stems of Brassica, peel the leaves back one by one. Rose shape will form immediately. Arrange the stems in the vase and place it in a corner.
Wall Planters: When you run out of space everywhere, paint your home walls with greenery and glamour. Grow Brassica cabbage in wall-mounted pots or containers. You can also buy from online nurseries potted Brassica flowers for the wall.
Hanging Pots: When every inch of the house is covered with green foliage buddies, it’s time to think vertically. Transform your balconies or any indoor space into a miniature garden by hanging pots with Brassica.