8 Review (s)

  1. Sergey Ganin, Ekaterinburg

    Often meet tips that potatoes should be put ash, microfertilizers. But, as far as I remember, my village parents potato field did not fertilize.

    Do I need to fertilize potatoes? Than it is possible, and than it is impossible?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Although it is possible to fertilize a potato in any way, it is rather difficult to “feed” it competently. Competently - this means that you do not get sick with it (with growth and storage) and give an excellent harvest.

      Here is just one example of her capriciousness: you give a seemingly complete and balanced diet through a combination of moderate doses of dung humus, ash, a small amount of dolomite flour (for calcium and magnesium), a “pinch” of zinc sulfate and the same special powders of individual trace elements. But the result is not perfect. Why? Where is the mistake? Because all this you bring in the spring under digging, and fertilizers do not have time to digest enough soil. Another culture would tolerate, and tubers are more vulnerable to the concentration of different salts (ions). They do not tolerate direct interaction with chemical compounds.
      As a result, the yield is high, an average of 2-3 kg per bush, or 12 kg per square meter, but then half the tubers rot - and with this rollback you get an ordinary yield.

      Fertilizing potatoes is best ahead of time. Either in the fall, or, even more reliably, the main fertilizer to make through the predecessor.
      It should be emphasized that potatoes are selective to their predecessors, she does not like many vegetables (pumpkin, cucumbers, zucchini, sunflower, radish). I made a rule for myself to try to plant potatoes after white cabbage, although beets, carrots, onions, garlic, greens, strawberries are also good predecessors.
      Just under the white-chicken can be generously, let's say, bird droppings or compost, so that then too much potatoes will get.
      When a sufficiently high-quality fertilizer was introduced under the predecessor, it remains only before sowing the potatoes (or according to the seedlings that appeared from the ground) to sow the soil with a solution of liquid humates with micro-elements diluted according to the instructions on the label for fertilizing vegetable crops.
      Although potatoes can also be fertilized traditionally: a moderate amount of humus, ash, but then do it from autumn to a shallow digging, and in the spring to dig again (potatoes like looseness of the soil, this is not zucchini and cabbage).
      Thus, if the garden has not been fertilized since autumn, now in the spring, in order to avoid risk and at the same time confidently go to a high crop, I would recommend using:
      1. either with plant humus - ordinary leaf or grass compost, seasoned plant mass of 1-2-year old aging. It is very important that the compost is fecal free.
      2. Or manure by humus with very careful mixing with the soil. And to compost or humus, give an additional solution of humates for "enrichment" (in a half-concentration).
      3. Or, what is more accessible, it is to use only liquid humates of the whole composition, they invariably produce good tubers: clean and large, and at the same time harmoniously interact with the original soil.
      This factor of “harmonious interaction of fertilizer with soil” is very significant for me as a soil scientist, since soil science exists for an in-depth understanding of plant nutrition. It remains only to wish to use high-quality planting material, as this is half the success. I emphasize: the soil must be fertilized without fanaticism and without granular mineral fertilizers - for potatoes they are generally at the level of taboos.

  2. Varvara IGOREVICH, city of Kostroma

    To gardeners, gardeners, potassium chloride is interesting as an inexpensive but effective potassium fertilizer.

    Depending on the deposit, the composition of the initial mineral is slightly different, and in the final product, in addition to potassium chloride, there may be other trace elements useful for plants. The fertilizer is produced in 2 forms: fine-grained and coarse-grained.
    Fine-grained potassium chloride is highly soluble in water and can be used for seasonal top dressing. But it has one drawback - many plants do not tolerate the presence of chlorine ions. Therefore, it is not necessary to use potassium chloride on nightshade in summer
    (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, vegetable fizalis), cucumbers and berry bushes (currants, gooseberries). Under them it is better to make potassium sulfate or potassium nitrate. But cabbage, onions, beets perceive potassium chloride well.

    Coarse-grained form in water and soil dissolves slowly, therefore refers to fertilizers of prolonged action. It is brought under a plowing in the autumn, less often in the spring, locally embedded in the ground under fruit trees. Thus ions of chlorine are more quickly carried out from soil by water, than ions of potassium, therefore such fertilizer can be brought in autumn on potato.

  3. Sergey DMITRIEV, Kemerovo region

    A lot of controversy goes on between supporters of organic and chemical fertilizers. The main argument of the latter is that the current preparations are "clean", they do not contain anything superfluous, except for the necessary soil elements. In some ways they are right, but I still prefer to use natural supplements. Moreover, I know how to speed up the process of turning fresh manure into a nutrient that perfectly feeds the soil.
    I fertilize the potato with chicken litter from my chicken coop. The plot is small, and there are no places for compost pits, and even with a bookmark for several years. Therefore, whenever I make order in the hen house, I sweep out all the garbage and put it on a wooden board to dry. When it accumulates a lot, I shift the litter into a large aluminum pelvis and burn it. Fire cleanses. In the remaining ash, certainly no pathogens are left.
    Ashes I add an 1 glass to the 1 bucket when watering the potatoes. And in autumn I just sprinkle evenly throughout the garden. No purchase of nitrogen fertilizing is required. And the potato is obtained noble, with a fist, and in the henhouse is always clean.

  4. Victor

    Question to A. Sigalov, Tver region. Tell me, please, where can I order Irish and Scottish potato varieties: Burren, Banba, Galaxy and Slaine?

  5. Oleg Pavlovich ZUBKO, Brest

    It is known that the use of fertilizers, especially mineral nitric, often leads to the accumulation of nitrates in cultivated vegetables. How can this be avoided?
    First of all, it is necessary to observe the measure in this matter - not to introduce large doses of nitrogen fertilizers into the soil. In general, it is best to do this in the spring, and then refrain from using nitrogen.
    For plants, complex fertilizers are preferable, and it is best to use those compounds that contain molybdenum - this element prevents the accumulation of nitrates. If it is rainy, it is worth using fertilizers in which the potassium content is increased.
    You should be careful in applying organics-borage, bird droppings and slurry, especially in relation to green crops. Most of all accumulate nitrates salad, watercress, spinach, cabbage, rhubarb and parsley. In any case, after feeding with organic, you should refrain from cutting green for a couple of weeks.
    Oleg Pavlovich ZUBKO, Brest

  6. Guest

    Potash fertilizers
    They not only increase the yield, but also improve its quality. Potassium starvation leads to a deterioration of winter hardiness of plants, and they stop resisting diseases. Roots, potatoes, sunflower, pumpkin and fruit-berry crops carry a large amount of potassium from the soil. Before potash top dressing, consider the characteristics of the soil in your area, the time of year and the characteristics of the crops under which you apply fertilizers.
    The main potash fertilizer is potassium chloride. It contains chlorine, so it can only be added in the fall. For 1 square. m make 50-60 g of fertilizer. Gradually, chlorine is washed out into the lower layers of the soil, and potassium remains. It is not washed in sandy soil! Potassium salt is also used in the fall. Potassium nitrate is suitable for feeding plants in greenhouses. Wood ash can be applied at any time of the year. Potassium carbonate (potash) is not recommended for potatoes on acidic soils. Potassium sulfate (potassium sulfate) is effective both in the fall before digging, and in the spring and summer when feeding.

  7. Guest

    I learned with bitter experience that excessive application of mineral fertilizers to the soil causes irreparable harm to her and the plants.
    Thus, the ingress of large doses of ammonia salts literally dissolves the humus (the fertile layer), and then with the rain
    and melt it with meltwater.
    The same is done by potassium chloride with calcium, so necessary for all plants.
    Sodium has a bad effect on the health and structure of the soil - it sticks it together, and it turns into barren clay.


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