Secrets of growing seedlings
Hello dear gardeners, gardeners and gardeners. Our main work with you is that we grow seedlings, that is, we propagate plants in order to get a good harvest later, be it vegetable products, be it floral products, or just grow some decorative shrubs, trees. So all this work consists of small parts, and they are always very important.
I will remind you now that all the same, you should always keep in mind what you should not forget about, and always remember when you grow plants during this period.
To begin with, you bought seeds. Take it right away, get a notebook, a weekly, the usual general notebook, where you write down what seeds, varieties, hybrids, where you bought, even the price. And next to it, you can put the price in euros or in dollars, so that in the future, sometime you will be surprised at the difference in price. This is the first thing that any gardener, gardener and gardener must have. Why? Because you grow plants. Like. Want to buy more seeds - do not remember where you bought, do not remember the name. And they looked into the notebook - everything became clear. So this is a must.
Many of you are interested in garden calendars. Some of you adhere to these calendars very tightly, but I believe that these calendars are needed for those who are not very compiled. Why? Because buy the heels of these calendars, and for any day you will find yourself a day off, or, conversely, you will find a job. So all of these calendars lie, and I believe that you should only stick to the new moons and full moons. For example, I adhere to one day before and after the new moon and the full moon, I do not do anything these days. Yes, you yourself will not want to do anything, because these days, as a rule, you feel bad.
The next thing we should have is necessarily some tags. You can buy plastic, you can cut it simply from containers made of aluminum or plastic. Cut and hang on each plant. It’s inconvenient to hang on a plant - you can always stick in the soil near the plant that you are planting. Signatures are best done with a simple pencil.
Following. We have different soils in all areas, and when we plant some crops, we are surprised: “What is it ?! One grows, but the other does not grow. ” First of all, we check the acidity of the soil with litmus papers. They are sold in garden centers. After reading the instructions, we can always very easily and quickly determine the acidity of the soil on which our site is located, and correct it by adding deoxidizing materials.
Nutrition How Can We Change? Of course, fertilizing. But this is later. And for seedlings, we now need necessarily good land.
If you bought one peat - the pillows are sold, soft, loose, warm - then the plants grow poorly. Be sure to weight. Please buy river sand, eventually perlite, maybe you can get clay somewhere, dry the clay. Not completely dry, but slightly damp. And rubbing your hands into small crumbs, bring in this peat. Weight, tie these parts together.
What is next? If you plant seedlings in small containers, then you can make the drainage layer very, very small, and be sure to remember about the drainage plants, otherwise your root system will die.
But if you do not have small containers, and want to grow seedlings in such containers, then you will have to fill the drainage material in half. Of course, this is very disadvantageous, and think about it right away.
You must have fungicides. These are drugs for diseases that can save your plant from the black leg. Perlite, vermiculite, some pebbles, fine gravel can serve as drainage material, but they must be present.
Sometimes, when we sow seeds, and are forced to maintain soil moisture so that our seeds do not suffer in the same leveled conditions, very often you can hear this advice-recommendation: "Cover your plantings with glass." But at the same time, look a day or two, shake and wipe the dew drops that have formed on this glass or polyethylene. I advise you to simply put these pots in a plastic bag, so tie up at the top. Here you go, a bread clip. Bread is now sold in packages. And such nippers. Wonderful. They pressed it, and you got such a cupola. All. No dew will fall on the plant. So, even the smallest, smallest shoots, for example, like strawberries ... After all, very tiny shoots. Literally a drop or two if it falls on these shoots, not only can it crush with its weight, and, among other things, there will be excess moisture near the seeds that will destroy the root system. So be sure. Have trace elements.
They will help you and save your plant if something is missing. For example, you grow tomatoes. Here you have a seating arrangement with two tiny leaves, stalks of blue-violet color. You all wonder: “What happened? Why is it such an unnatural color? ” There is simply not enough phosphorus. You took trace elements, which contain a large amount of phosphorus, and watered. They were fed 1-2 times - your plants leveled, began to develop well and actively. Here, please, literally one trace element, moreover, of mineral origin. So do not be afraid to use mineral fertilizers when growing seedlings.
It’s necessary that fungicides come from diseases, either in tablets now or in liquids, but you must have these drugs.
And, of course, fertilizers and growth stimulants and root formation, if the plants begin to grow a little stiff.
My dears, please ask us questions, write letters. Yandex will answer you with pleasure. And on this I say goodbye to you. All the best.