2 Review (s)

  1. Marina GRADINOVA, Lipetsk

    Several years ago I planted young apple trees in the garden of 2. Planting pits for them prepared carefully, the trunk circles turned out to be wide. It was a pity not to use such a land. But it was required to find plants with a superficial root system, not aggressive, not oppressing yet weak seedlings.
    As a result, I planted trunks with small-fruited remontant strawberries of the Alexandria variety. The ground between them was covered with a thick layer of thatched straw. This strawberry forms very beautiful, dense bushes with small, light green leaves. Peduncles tall, above the leaves, not lodging, so both white flowers and ripening dark red berries in sight. It blooms and fructifies from June to frost, the leaves do not turn yellow, keeping decorativeness.
    Straw mulch benefited both strawberries and apple trees: the earth remained loose and damp, the earthworms multiplied well in it. Fertilizers also suited both neighbors. Strawberries grow in one place and bear fruit 3-4 year. At this time the apple tree was still small and did not give a strong shadow. Now I have removed the planting of strawberries, and I opened the trunks under the sludge.

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    The vertical way of agriculture has many admirers, however, such beds have not only advantages, but also disadvantages. First, not all crops are suitable for cultivation. Cabbage, for example, with its powerful root system is quite difficult to grow on a vertical bed. She simply does not have enough room for normal development. Hence it follows that when choosing crops, preference should be given to those that do not have a developed root system.
    Secondly, it is not necessary to grow crops on such beds that are sensitive to scarcity or surplus moisture. Even in the presence of drainage or drainage holes in this bed, water often stagnates. At the same time, a small soil layer quickly loses moisture, so the moisture-loving plants on these beds are also better not to grow.
    Thirdly, if you leave perennials on such a bed without shelter, there is an 90% probability that in winter they will freeze. The bed will have to be planted again. Therefore, they need to either cover for the winter, or initially plant annual crops.
    On my site, high beds I use for annual undemanding flowers and greenery such as spinach and thyme. The rest I prefer to land traditionally.


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