Cai Xin Seedling, 10 pcs
Plant Cai Xin seedlings about 10-15cm (4-6 inches) apart to allow enough space for their leafy growth and to ensure adequate air circulation.
Cai Xin seedlings can be harvested in approximately 4 to 6 weeks after planting, depending on the variety and growing conditions. Harvest the tender stems and flower buds when they are mature and large enough to use, leaving the plant's central portion to continue growing for subsequent harvests.
Cai Xin seedlings prefer full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade. Provide them with at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. If growing indoors, position them near a bright, indirect light source or provide them with 10-12 hours of light under a growth light.
Choose a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil for your Cai Xin seedlings. The soil should be fertile and have a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0 to support healthy growth.
Keep the soil consistently moist for Cai Xin seedlings. Regular watering is essential, especially during hot and dry periods. Ensure the soil remains evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water at the base of the plants to avoid wetting the foliage, reducing the risk of fungal issues.
Cai Xin seedlings benefit from nutrient-rich soil. Prior to planting, incorporate a balanced fertilizer into the soil following the recommended application rates. As the seedlings grow, you can top-dress them with compost or apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 3-4 weeks to provide ongoing nourishment.
Regularly monitor the Electrical Conductivity (EC) and pH levels of the nutrient solution in a hydroponic system. Cai Xin seedlings prefer an EC range between 1.6 to 2.2 mS/cm and a pH range of 5.8 to 6.5. Adjust the nutrient solution as needed to maintain these levels throughout the growth cycle.
Keep a close eye on common pests that affect Cai Xin, such as aphids, flea beetles, and caterpillars. Regularly inspect your Cai Xin seedlings and implement appropriate pest control measures as needed.
Cai Xin prefers cooler temperatures and can be susceptible to bolting in hot weather. Consider using shade cloth or planting them in a location that provides some protection from intense afternoon sun.