If garlic is sick from year to year
People usually get used to good things quickly, especially to large crops. And the more painful is enlightenment when you begin to understand that such a habit also has a downside. Let's take this side and see.
The site I got about 30 years ago. When I first saw him, I fell into an enthusiastic state from one species of continuous, sparkling emerald green grass and lushly overgrown shrubs. I was not embarrassed either by the fact that the land was abandoned, completely groomed and run wild, or that part of the site was the former roadside of a country road. The main thing is my possession!
In the autumn, on a fine day, I chose a piece of land free from the thickets, I hardly dug up and planted it on this bed garlic. Covered him with a thick feather bed of yellowed fallen leaves, which were raked on a forest path. In the spring, as soon as the weather allowed, first of all ran through the whole site to the garlic garden. Against the background of the yellow foliage, drilled it, sticking out like green bayonets, green, thick and annoying sprouts of garlic with the height of 5-7,
Since then, garlic has become my favorite plant.
And I began to study all the literature about this culture, and even did not miss a single transfer of one of the radio stations, where an experienced vegetable grower led a column for all the possessed by their dachas. As a result of this zealous educational program, I made for myself a clear program of action with garlic. For example, for planting I select only the largest and highest quality denticles of the best and healthy heads. With each careful, trying in no case to damage its surface, I take off all the scales. Dismantling the denticles naked, again I carefully examine them for the presence of any spots, ulcers, or other alarming signs.
If at least one suspicious clove gets into the selected head, I will not take anything from it for landing - I immediately reject it entirely.
The selected denticles are then processed, as expected, in appropriate solutions (there is nothing new to add to it, all summer residents know about it without me). Acted so many years in a row. The planting material always took from its own crop. I do not know the name of the variety, but it suited me perfectly. The one that was pawned for storage (and the garlic collected under the cupboard, scattered in one layer on trays) was enough for a new crop. What could be better? ..
See also: Garlic from bulbock
Ready for battle!
But over the years my vigilance became dull, and laziness began to take its toll. I stopped completely to undress the denticles, limiting myself to a thorough examination of them (sometimes even to the gleam). And the shortcomings, which initially did not pay attention, began to manifest themselves more noticeably. For example, in the last two or three years, by the middle of winter, among the stored heads, I began to find soft, soft teeth with brownish sores. Began to come across and completely withered heads, which had to be thrown away entirely.
And last year the next landing season came. I, as always, chose the best heads, but the denticles again completely eliminated the scales. And after such strict control it was found out that this time I did not have a healthy planting stock: about a third of the denticles had to be rejected because of brown sores. And then I involuntarily decided to neglect my own rules and began to take healthy-looking large and strong denticles even from those heads in which there was at least one spoiled one.
The selected material survived in manganese, then in a solution of copper sulfate, and then in a solution of salt. By evening with all this
I managed, placed the cloves in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator on the middle shelf until morning. It rained at night and poured for three days. What landings are there ... And then I got sick - I fell ill with a high temperature, and lay there for two weeks. During this time, I opened the package several times. airing. But finally, the day came when I was able to go out into the garden and get involved in garlic.
I opened the bag and saw that strong roots from 1 to 5 mm long grew in all the cloves. But! Some of them already showed a disease - familiar sores, only very pale, almost colorless, and circled around the outline (as if some artist had tried) with a thin red line. Amazing picture!
About a fifth planting material had to be thrown away. The rest was washed and planted. To work out other options, there was neither strength nor additional planting material. Let's see what will grow. In the summer I'll try to compete for a healthy harvest with the help of advice from Dacha.
Of course, you can heal the planting material through the bulb. But it will be a very long way before the appearance of high-grade heads.
I will say that many times I bought beautiful (almost "picture") and large garlic in the markets and at any fairs, because I wanted to get a harvest with large teeth that are easy to clean for workpieces for the winter. And almost always it turned out that in bought heads there was at least one sick tooth all with the same brownish specks. And I had to let that garlic go.
Sometimes, when I really wanted to breed a variety I liked, I chose strong and beautiful teeth without spots from such heads, etched them, planted away from the main garlic beds and from the harvested crop I again chose only separate denticles for further planting. Now I have small "special" plantings of garlic with large heads and large denticles, convenient for workpieces.
See also: Garlic storage at home
Has acted in the same way and last autumn when on all scale the crisis of a landing material was shown. But for the general need for garlic these individual landed parties, unfortunately, will not be particularly affected, so I am preparing for the battle for saving the harvest.
© Author: Valentina Artemieva
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