Soil and fertility

Mulchagram - covering material from coconut fibers. Many gardeners have already appreciated its useful qualities, so we will figure out what the advantage of such mulch is, how to use it correctly and what it is worth being ready for during its lifetime. Coconut fibers are compressed under high pressure, after which a dense, breathable material is formed.

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To mulch or not to mulch - that is the question. Let's look at the pros and cons of various types of mulch for your garden and vegetable garden. Mulching can be called the world garden trend. The idea of ​​harboring the beds of various materials agrotechnics peeped from the wildlife. Just remember the untouched forest: trees and shrubs are securely "wrapped" in a soft blanket of fallen leaves and needles.

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Winter is around the corner. Therefore, it's time to think about how to cover the plants to protect them from frost. Today there are many different covering materials. And each has its pros and cons. It is difficult to say what material for the shelter of plants for the winter is the most effective. His choice depends on the climate of the area, the type of plants and the possibilities of the gardener.

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If during severe frosts the soil in the garden and the garden is bare, the underground parts of the plants may die. Snow cover will help to avoid this, however, excess wet snow can cause damage to crops. Fluffy snow, which lingers on the electric wires, the roof (especially on the visor at the porch), steps and garden paths, often turns into a thick layer of ice.

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With intensive farming, the land in the area is sour with time. Not all plants love acidic soil. Rather the opposite. What to do? It is best to grow plants in soil with a neutral reaction (pH 7). With increased acidity of the soil, as well as with its alkalization, some nutrients are inaccessible or inaccessible to plants.

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What can replace the classic fertilizer from the store? Supporters of organic farming are familiar with an alternative such as siderats. When, how and what siderats to sow in the fall - we will tell in today's material. When soil fertility decreases, it affects not only the quantity, but also the quality of harvested vegetables, fruits and berries.

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Many of the weeds that grow in abundance on our plots have a number of useful properties that gardeners and gardeners could forget about. Let's remember together the healers of our gardens. Country ownership is a territory where a lot of meadow grasses grow. Not all of them belong to the weedy and useless, subject to "destruction" or regular mowing.

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The destruction of weeds takes a lot of time and effort, in return, often rewarding us with pain in the muscles and lower back. Therefore, it would be desirable for the works not to be in vain. In this article we will explain how to use weeds for good. Most of us perceive weeds as an inevitable evil that must be fought all season.

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Nettles on the site usually either bypass or carefully mow. But this prickly weed, which is omnipresent and familiar to everyone since childhood, turns out to have a lot of valuable properties and can be useful both to neighboring plants and to the summer resident himself. Nettle in the country in a skillful owner can be an excellent fertilizer, a means against fungi and insect pests, culinary masterpiece, fabric base, cosmetic and even medicine.

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Antiseptic properties, the ability to retain moisture and make the soil more loose - that's what sphagnum moss appreciate. We will tell how you can use this natural material in indoor floriculture, as well as in the garden and in the garden. Sphagnum is a genus of swamp mosses. Only in Russia there are more than 40 of its species.

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In May and early June, night frosts often occur, during which heat-loving plants may die. To avoid this, to reduce the air temperature must be prepared in advance. What measures should be taken to save the garden from spring frosts? Return frosts are a temporary decrease in air temperature below 0 ° C, which usually occurs at night or early in the morning.

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Prepared on the site an excellent correct compost and do not know where to put it? We will tell you which plants need it and for what period, and to whom compost is absolutely contraindicated. You should not make ready-made compost in all ridges and flower beds indiscriminately. Of course, organic matter is useful, but many plants are under stress, when they come in contact with it directly, get bacterial burns or vypravayut.

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Having applied vermiculite only once, many summer residents can no longer refuse it, are looking for new ways of application and get excellent results. What is the secret of this nondescript material? Vermiculite is a natural mineral with a layered structure. Before processing, it is a lamellar crystals, and after heating - worm-like friable bars with distinguishable scales.

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To improve the condition of the soil, it is not always necessary to use mineral fertilizers. You can plant siderata. They not only improve soil permeability, but also fertilize it well. Siderates can improve almost any soil. Just need to know for what type of land which plants are suitable. However, let's do everything in order.

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Microfertilizers are one-component or complex preparations, which contain trace elements necessary for the full development of the plant. Let's find out how to use them wisely. Microfertilizers are usually classified by the active ingredient in their composition. This may be boron, molybdenum, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, etc.

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And what if the well-established rule “phosphorus is for root formation, nitrogen is for shoot growth” is nothing more than a harmful myth? An American expert debunked 5 popular beliefs about plant nutrition. Sensational statements by associate professor Selcoznauk from Washington State University shook the foundations of the theory of mineral fertilizer application.

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March - it's time to get the pots for seedlings and sow the seeds of pepper, eggplant and tomatoes. But before that, do not forget to prepare a suitable primer. Someone prefers to visit a specialized shop and purchase ready-made soil or substrate based on inorganic components. But the most distrustful and most experienced summer residents prepare the land for seedlings with their own hands.

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