7 Review (s)

  1. Igor DUNICHEV, city of Kaluga.

    Unfortunately, many gardeners are extremely ineptly carousing carrots: often and little, not providing the necessary humidity (in the depth of 15-20 cm As a result, the root because of a lack of moisture dies off, and on root crops appears a lot of small roots.Knowing this, watering carrots rarely, but abundantly and evenly.If there is no rain once in 12-14 days (18-20 l / sq.m).

    On a well-seasoned soil, you can get a good crop of root crops and without any additional dressing. But I prefer to give 2 top-dressing in July-August, in particular, foliar monophosphate of potassium (according to instructions) - carrots grow larger, tastier and better stored. After watering and fertilizing, I always loosen the soil and dig up the fodder-fruits: during growth, the tops are exposed and grow green in the light, forming a solanine which, when stored, penetrates into carrots and gives it bitterness.
    One of the biggest problems in the cultivation of carrots was her annual disease with a brown leaf spot, which destroyed most of the leaves during the period of maximum rooting. Whatever I did, I used crop rotation, and raised the immunity of plants, and used biofungicides - nothing helped. And last year in July-August, three times with an interval of 2 a week, carrots treated the systemic fungicide "Skor" (recommended for the protection of fruit crops) - the result exceeded all expectations. The embroidered emerald green of the tops delighted the eye until the harvest itself. With 3.5 sq m harvested 73 kg of root crops Yields of almost 21 kg / sqm!

  2. Lidia, Melitopol

    Beetroot covered with a dark brown brownish crust with cracks. What with her?

    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      It's a scab. The disease manifests itself on any part of the root in the form of a rough, scabby, sometimes cracked, crust of dark brown color. It is more often observed on plants affected by root cane. Since there are no chemical measures to combat this beetroot disease, it is necessary to introduce overgrazed manure directly under the culture (otherwise the scab develops more strongly), and fresh - only under the precursor culture. To observe a crop rotation.

  3. Elena Pavlovna GREBENYUK, Brest region, Stolin

    My garden plot can not boast of good soil, mostly here is red clay. Carrots were especially bad at it. To achieve a decent harvest, had to make a lot of trial and error. I'll tell about them, so that fellow farmers can immediately come to the optimal option.
    At first I created beds for carrots from humus and cultivated soil, but it did not lead to anything good: I got a crop of ugly root crops.
    After that, I stopped adding fresh humus to the soil, simply digging up the already existing beds with a shovel and, accordingly, I got quite a hard ground. A lot of branched carrots grew (with two or more tails).
    Having been tormented with different soil compositions and having thrown (literally) to the side a shovel, I decided to build beds using the Fokin plane cutter. Just loosened the earth, did not add compost, while adding 1 tbsp. l (per 1 m2) of superphosphate and urea. After sowing, she covered the carrots before germination - for about 10-15 days - with a light film. Then, twice a season, she loosened the aisles with a plane cutter and fed plants with potash and phosphorus fertilizers.
    My efforts were rewarded: I received excellent carrots! Smooth, long and sweet. Cultivated a sort of dining room Nantes-4.

  4. Victoria Sloboda, Saratov

    Why do some carrots have sweet, but others do not? What is the secret, or is it all about the variety?

  5. Galina KORZUN, Kazan

    Every year I grow a lot of carrots, as this is a very useful vegetable that saves me from various diseases.
    Carrots like loose, moist soil. But I manage to come to the dacha only on weekends, and even less often. Therefore, earlier in the hot July days carrots began to wither, grew poorly, it decreased immunity, it often suffered from pests.
    To prevent this, now I water it in a special way. At first it is good, at a sufficient depth, to shed the soil, and the next day I loosen it. I spread out between the rows of sheets of white paper moistened in water, and from above I place chamfered grass and onion husks. Under such mulch, the moisture is retained for a long time, and the scent of onion is scared away by pests.
    Carrots are rich in volatile, which help resist infections and harmful microorganisms. Therefore, the orange root crop is my first assistant in the fight against colds. This is how I use it if someone in the family has a runny nose.
    Pass the washed peeled carrots through a juicer (you can simply grind the root crops on a fine grater and filter the liquid through a triple layer of gauze). The common cold rinses the nasal cavity with water, and then I instill in it the diluted carrot juice. I dilute juice for children with water in a ratio of 1: 2, and for adults - 1: 1. You can use olive oil instead of water. The course is 4 times a day for a week. Soon there will be no trace of a runny nose!

  6. Nikolay KUPREENKO, Cand. of sciences

    The best predecessors for carrots are onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, early vegetables, legumes. The site should be chosen with a flat or with a slight slope, in any case not waterlogged. The plant is photophilous. With a lack of light, the shoots are stretched. Especially good harvests of carrots give on sandy loamy and light loamy soils.
    When preparing the ridges for digging, 4-5 kg / m 2 of manure, 20 g superfos-
    fata and 10-15 g of potassium chloride. On fertile soils, you can do only with mineral fertilizers.
    It is very important to prepare the seeds. They must be germinated at variable temperatures. When they are turned on, it is useful to withstand 2-3 days in the refrigerator at a temperature of about 0 deg., And dry it slightly before sowing, so as not to stick together. Sow - in moist soil to a depth of 2-3 see. At soil temperature + 5-8 deg. carrot seeds can not germinate 25-30 days, and at + 18-20 hail, shoots appear after a week.
    For winter storage carrots are sown later. Sow the seeds better in a tape way in the 3-4 series at a distance of 18-20 cm from each other. The distance between the bands is 25-45, see the rows after seeding with seeds peeled with peat or humus.
    Thin plants twice. For the first time, remove weak and disturbing shoots, for the second time (after 15-20 days), the final thinning is done, leaving 4-6 between plants.
    TIP: During thinning, a sharp carrot smell appears on the site, which attracts a carrot fly. Therefore, thinning (as well as weeding the bed) is best in the evening, and pulled out carrot plants immediately in a bucket of cold water, then carried to a compost pile and covered with a layer of soil or sawdust.


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