How to deal with bad weather in the garden and vegetable garden

Our competition "Summer Season - 2005"

The joyful moments of my success, which came after the news that I had become the winner in the "Summer Season - 2004" competition, were supplemented by the main prize - the "Convenient" greenhouse. This prize of mine brought a lot of joy to our family, and then did a good service.

We set up a greenhouse in the garden strawberry beds, as it was the most suitable place. Between the bushes of strawberries, since such an opportunity turned up, they sowed seeds of vegetables: lettuce, dill, radish - and got a vitamin harvest of spring greens at the earliest possible date. And the strawberries ripened in the greenhouse two weeks earlier than the one that grew in ordinary beds. After all, it often rained last summer, and in the Convenient greenhouse the berries were dry and sweet, the radishes and greens were very tasty.

The weather did not particularly indulge other vegetable crops, but still, at the end of the last season, there is something to boast about. For example, we have harvested a good harvest of onions of the Stuttgarter rizen variety - 40 kilograms! The bow turned out to be excellent, you can verify this by looking at the photo. These are the fruits of two years of labor.

At first I bought two bags of seeds of this variety in the store, by the end of the summer I received a lot of onion sets. Last spring, I planted it in high beds in a sunny place - the rain was watered, and the plants were dry and warm. So such a handsome onion has grown by August.

Cucumbers also delighted us. A new, very early high-yielding hybrid Gusarsky gave an excellent harvest - the plant had small leaves, short lateral shoots (3-4 axils), the pulp of the fruit is dense, crispy, they are of universal use. I also liked the hybrids Liza and Pasarebo, they also gave a lot of greens. The harvest had to be removed every three days, and there was always a mountain of cucumbers.

My favorite plants in the country are flowers. For example, all the neighbors came to look at our lilies - there were 98 flowers on one stem, the buds were counted all together, since they themselves could not believe in the reality of so many flowers. Then this lily-beauty bloomed for almost a month.

I have never seen a young blossom bloom. This attractive perennial plant has been growing on our site for a long time, but it bloomed for the first time last summer. A very amazing plant: you look and wonder - either flowers, or leaves are scattered on the ground.

I would like to share my experience with tulip lovers. I plant the bulbs not in the beds, but in pots, then I bury these containers in the time required for planting tulips in the ground in the right place and leave them until spring. In spring, tulips bloom early, and when there are severe frosts, I put the pots with plants in a greenhouse, so I manage to preserve beautiful flowers. When tulips fade, pots with bulbs, so as not to spoil the appearance of flower beds, can be placed anywhere, and where they bloomed, beautiful flowers can be planted.

I really love my dacha and my plants, every season I try to grow something new, unusual, or apply some new technology. And here the idea is often suggested by the magazine "Flora Price". And our whole family loves to relax and work in the country and bring ideas to life.

N. Denisova, gardener, second prize-winner of the competition

As top dressing and fertilization

Iodine not only disinfects. It is used as a fertilizer for flowers (iodine for plants is one of the important trace elements) and other ornamental crops. Such support will be especially useful for plants that, for one reason or another, cannot bloom or simply wither gradually, perhaps the problem lies precisely in the lack of iodine. You need to use iodine with flowers carefully. We've broken down the application into two ways:

  • Individual selection. To do this, you need to study the characteristics of your plant. Ordinary homemade geranium, for example, will be "very happy" with such feeding and for it you can use the formula 2 drops of iodine per 2 liters of water. But other cultures may not like this, and therefore will have to lower the concentration by 3-4 times.
  • Universal formula. In order not to bother with each plant separately, you can prepare a solution according to the formula: 1 drop per 10 liters of water, and water the flowers with them about once a week. This way you don't have to make a solution for each plant separately.

You have learned many ways to use iodine in the garden and vegetable garden, its use has a beneficial effect: plant nutrition, pest and disease control. The main thing is not to overdo it. Share your ways in the comments, as well as read other useful articles about the garden on the site!

Chemicals for garden ants

If you decide to use commercial insecticides, it is worth considering how to keep yourself and your garden safe. Try not to use pesticides in the immediate vicinity of trees, and use personal protective equipment.

It is not worth spending energy on a single destruction of ants. If ants are bred in a garden or vegetable garden, aerosol products must be swept away immediately, they will not bring any result. But if you are seriously annoyed by garden ants, how to get rid of them quickly and for a long time?

Using poisonous baits is a good solution. Diazinon-based ant antics are considered quite strong. This substance acts through the intestines and skin of insects, causing paralysis of the nerve endings. Diazinon is contained in the Anteater. It is quite economical to use, one bottle will be enough to destroy up to 50 anthills. The agent acts on adults, as well as on the larvae.

And for a country house or summer cottage, the ideal option is Dr. Klaus, which is used for watering the area. With its help, you will get rid of not only ants, but also some other insects.

Read more about this and other professional ant control products in our next article.

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