FIVE CONSTANT MISTAKES GARDENERS MISTAKES
© Author: Nikolai CHROMOV
A gardener is an ordinary person, so he can also make mistakes. True, some learn from their mistakes and do not repeat them, while others make them year after year. Let's look at the five most common mistakes gardeners make today, help beginners, and perhaps teach professionals, too, because it's never too late to learn.
DO NOT DIGG THE SOIL
The very first mistake is refusal to dig up the site, replacing it with loosening the soil. Digging and loosening the soil are two different types of work. When we loosen the soil, we enrich the soil with oxygen, fight weeds, and increase the water exchange of the soil.
When digging, we influence the soil much more actively; By digging, organic and mineral fertilizers are incorporated, therefore, digging up the soil is indispensable. Another thing is how often to carry it out - we recommend at least once every three years.
WATER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Excessive watering - this is death, one might say, for all garden crops. Even if this or that plant does not die after excessive watering, it will certainly shed flowers or ovaries. Watering should be based on air temperature and soil condition. For example, if it is hot and dry, then watering can be done daily, but if it is cool and rainy, then it is better to avoid watering altogether.
Well, crops, of course, require different amounts of moisture. For example, cabbage and cucumbers need watering every other day, tomatoes need watering every two days, and potatoes need a couple of waterings per season.
Any crop suffers from excess moisture, sometimes no less severely than from deficiency; this is important to learn.
EVERYTHING, YES MORE, MORE
Yes, alas, now, when diseases and pests are showing resistance, and the soil is becoming increasingly depleted over the years, it is no longer possible to do without the use of pesticides and fertilizers, but moderation is needed in everything.
Try to useplace of harmful fungicides and insecticides are folk remedies, they are not so useless, or use biological drugs, they are safe and quite effective, especially if you did not miss the development of the disease.
About fertilizers. Mineral chemistry can be replaced with organic matter, add wood ash, plant and incorporate green manure into the soil, and often add infusions of weeds or nettles - this is a safe and very good organic fertilizer.
Crop rotation - a relic of the past
Here is another mistake - failure to comply with crop rotation. This, alas, is not a relic of the past, but an excellent, forgotten rule. Crop rotation is often replaced by dressing the soil and applying huge doses of fertilizers.
But in fact, there is nothing complicated in crop rotation - the plot can be divided into small beds and every season you can grow something new in these beds, that is, move the garden. For example, do not plant onions in place of onions or carrots in place of carrots. Then the soil will not be greatly depleted and pests and diseases will not accumulate. Don’t forget about green manure, this is salvation and medicine for the soil - for example, the same mustard can even rid the soil of wireworms.
CHOOSING NEIGHBOR PLANTS IS ABSOLUTELY NONSENSE
Yes, alas, many gardeners think so, but it is not so.
There is both friendship and enmity between people and between plants in the garden. And the different care that plants require cannot be discounted either. Let's say, cucumbers and tomatoes - the former like it warmer and watered more often, but less abundantly, while the latter prefer cooler temperatures and watering less often, but more abundantly.
But onions and carrots are best friends. Onions will protect carrots from carrot flies, and carrots will protect onions from onion flies.
Fennel is the enemy of almost all vegetable crops, so it should be kept away from them.
Peas do not like the proximity of onions; this will cause the pea harvest to be smaller and later.
So, friends not only in the area, but also in the garden are very important and necessary, but we hope that now no one will make these mistakes.
Reference by topic: 6 main mistakes when pruning an orchard - agronomist reviews
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