6 Review (s)

  1. Maria Vasilyevna MIKHAILOVA, Veliky Novgorod

    As a rule, summer residents throw green onions on the windowsill in the winter, and I do the same with chives. I harvest planting material in the country, I take it from large old bushes, because chives are long-lived, it is even useful to share it, otherwise it grows. With a shovel, I separate part of the bush, sort it into pieces, select good shoots for distillation and plant it in a container at home, where annuals grew on the balcony in summer. Sometimes I don’t even change the soil, just sprinkle with nutritious soil on top (I buy a fresh package of ordinary garden soil).

    I hold drawers with chives on the balcony to light frosts, all bows are quite frost-resistant. Then, as the temperature drops, I bring the box home and put it on the lightest window sill. From one sprout, as a rule, I get two crops, no more. Schnitt onions are very fond of organic dressing and moisture, therefore, unlike ordinary onions, I water them more often so that the soil is always slightly moist.
    I tried to plant parsley and dill with seeds in the fall, but it didn’t work, obviously these crops lack sun. But I managed to transplant parsley grown on the garden bed into a flower pot and kept it at home as a houseplant. Last year, she felt great until the New Year, so the greens on the table were her own!

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    In December, we start distilling “vitamins” - green onions, parsley, celery, and table beets on window sills or in loggias. For the distillation of chicory salad more suitable basements, greenhouses, pantry.
    To distill the parsley we select thick short roots, place them in pots with the ground, plant diagonally. Make sure that the roots do not touch each other. The optimum distillation temperature is 15 ° C. When the roots are exhausted and the greens stop growing, we put a new batch on the forcing. In the same way we expel the green leaves from the celery root. Green onion feathers can be obtained by forcing both onions and chives.
    Rhizome plants (sorrel, rhubarb), when distilled, also give a good harvest of greenery. We prepare rhizomes in the late autumn, then 1-2 weeks keep them at a low temperature. This contributes to a better growth of leaves, and therefore, petioles and rhizomes.

    Lettuce chicory is expelled in rooms where the temperature is maintained above 10 ° C (optimal 15-17 ° C). We sort the roots before planting by size and thickness, respectively, and we land. Too long roots are pruned (but they should not be shorter than 15 cm). We plant vertically or diagonally, also ensuring that the roots are separated from each other by soil. Then we fall asleep with a layer of soil or sand. Layer thickness - 15 cm, if the distillation is produced in a dark room and 20 cm, if in a light. After planting, water the roots. To make the soil warmer, we cover the planting with a layer of leaves or straw manure.

    Heads making their way through a layer of shelter without light access grow compact and bleached. In the light, they turn green and become bitter. When the heads reach a length of about 15, chicory is dug out, we cut the heads off with a part of the root, otherwise they will crumble. We throw away the roots, and lay new ones on the forcing. At a temperature of 15 ° C, chicory will be taken out for 20-30 days, and at lower temperatures - 40 days.
    On the windowsill we grow and watercress. Moreover, it is not necessary to sow it in the ground, you can - on moist gauze, paper towels, napkins placed in a flat tray. Through 1 -2 weeks, when the greens rise, we cut it off with scissors. We use it in salads, we sprinkle sandwiches with it, we add to soups and other dishes. In addition to watercress, so-called mini-greens can be sown on window-sills - chard and parsley varieties, bred specifically for growing in rooms in the winter.

  3. Svetlana LAKUNINA, Nizhny Novgorod

    Radish is one of the most ripening vegetables, which is why it works out well in winter both in greenhouses and in a room. This will require a container with a depth of 15-20 cm, a mixture of garden soil with peat and sand and lighting.

    Yes, in winter even the unpretentious radish of light is not enough, and without additional lighting, good roots will not form. But too long a light day is harmful, the plants will go into color. Try to generally light period is 10-12h, and choose for growing varieties that are resistant to lightning.
    As for the latter, varieties with white-colored root crops are very good. Do not confuse them with a daikon! At the daikon, the ripening period is much longer and the root crops are much larger, so that they will not grow in a small container. White radish - it is radish, precocious and medium-sized. I grow 2 varieties: White Fang and Ice Icicle. Both are recommended for indoor cultivation.
    Seedlings appear quickly, there are no special problems here. But it is important to as quickly as possible to thin the seedlings, leaving the distance between them 3-4 cm. This will give them scope for development and protect them from the black leg. It is also useful to powder the shoots with wood ash. No more fertilizing is needed, just watering. The soil must always be moist, but without stagnation of water (a layer of expanded clay and sand is needed).

  4. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Under the New Year sowed on the windowsill greens - coriander and rukkola. Shoots appeared brisk, highlighted them all day - from 10 to 10 evening, watered regularly. But after a week or two and a half, tiny sticks began to bob, in one container there were very few of them, in the second there is more, but they feel worse every day. What am I doing wrong?

    • OOO "Sad"

      December is too dark a season for indoor crops, so that the greenery grows, as in industrial greenhouses, they need a very powerful round-the-clock illumination, and it is rather difficult to provide such at home. If you want to have fresh herbs in late autumn and winter, it is best to grow adult plants dug from the beds on the windowsill - parsley, dwarf varieties of basil (for example, pepper), chives, hot pepper bushes. Good at home (but cool) grow rosemary, laurel. It is possible at this time to expel greens from root crops: celery, beets, turnips, daikon, kohlrabi, etc. - For this, there will be enough light and nutrients accumulated in the juicy roots (nothing that leaves will be pale). In addition, you can germinate many cereals, beans, peas, lentils, soybeans, grow vitamin microgreens (watercress, mustard, borago, etc.) to the cotyledons and the first full leaves, as they germinate in the dark. But sowing seeds in the hope of growing a full-fledged "greenfinch" (dill, cilantro, chervil, arugula) on the windowsill makes sense only at the very end of winter, and even better - in early spring, when days are noticeably longer and there will be a lot of light.

  5. Arina Karpova

    Did you notice that in winter you want even greenery more than in the summer? But constantly buying it is expensive. Take care of the pasture! The process is elementary, but there are also rules.
    Petrushka - moderate watering
    For planting, select root crops with a length of IQ-12 cm. Place in pots with a depth of about 20 cm so that 1-2 cm of root is left above the soil surface. The distance between the plants is 5 cm. While parsley does not take root, it does not need copious watering. Then do not let the soil dry up, water with summer water. The first greens will get in two or three weeks. Rhubarb - cool Deep boxes fill the ground, pour abundantly. Plant rhizome rhizomes in them and put them in the cellar. The most common mistake in driving a rhubarb is an overestimated temperature.

    Witlufu - the shadow
    In the vitluf distillation vessel, lay the drainage layer (2-3 cm). Fill with soil. Root crops of about 20 cm length are planted in moist soil vertically at 2-3 cm from each other. Put the containers in a dark warm place. If necessary, water with summer water. Cut the first kochanchiki it will be possible already in 1-1,5 months.


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