Video: Using Agrotex For Growing Carrots
Carrots this season will be great
Honored Agronomist of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Vladimir Ivanovich Kornilov, our professional elder, recommends to consume 50 kg of carrots per person per year. This is a bunch of vitamins, great well-being and mood, but you get all this by eating real carrots grown in your garden or bought from those who grow on their own land. Carrots, the one that is imported and grown on groundless - only sun and sand, empty, practically without vitamins, it is just to clog the stomach.
What do carrots like?
Sand, loose soil rich in organic matter, but not too oily soil. Prefers a lighted place, but puts up with a little shading. It grows best on neutral soils, but it can grow in slightly acidic ones.
What does carrots dislike?
Dense and compacted soil after irrigation or precipitation, because its root system needs a lot of oxygen, especially in the early period. Carrots are very sensitive to the uniformity of the structure. And bumping into the slightest obstacle, they twist, bifurcate. Carrots do not like acidic soils and a large amount of mineral fertilizers, from which roots grow woody and tasteless. You can not bring fresh or rotted manure under it, which leads to its rotting in the soil or during storage. With an excess of nitrogen or the introduction of chlorine-containing fertilizers, the root crop branches, it branches both when liming directly under the carrots, and when ash is added to the rows during sowing. This is kalylove.
Preparing the soil for carrots
We introduce 3-4 kg / m2 of organic fertilizers - humus or compost, and humus fertilizer Host-Father 0.1 kg / m2. If you prepared a bed in the fall and have already brought in all of the above, then in the spring you can only loosen the bed.
Also, please analyze the pH - acidity of the soil. Even with minimal pH drops, plants will drastically reduce yields. Then you need to lime the soil. It is better to do this, again, in the fall, but there is a soft deoxidizer Lime-Gumi (it contains boron and other wonderful trace elements), which can be used in spring and summer.
In the spring, I do deep loosening with a garden pitchfork
From my personal experience, I advise making beds 1 m wide, the length can be arbitrary, paths between the ridges 0.5 m wide, so that it is convenient to maintain them in the future.
I do not raise the ridge above the surface of the ridge, but if the groundwater is close to the soil surface, it is better to raise it by 10 - 15 cm. The entire surface of the ridge should be leveled up and down with a rake.
It is better to sow carrots with different ripening periods - early and late ripening varieties.
Early ripening variety: Minicor, 5-6 kg / m2, for growing on a bunch.
Early ripening varieties: Artek, Nantes, 4-6 kg / m2, for fresh consumption and canning.
Mid-season varieties: Vitaminnaya 6, Volzhskaya, Losinoostrovskaya 13, Moscow winter A515, up to 7-9 kg / m2, for canning, fresh consumption and storage in the winter. This also includes NIISH 336, Forto, Shantane 246.
varieties: Samson, Flakoro 7 to 10.5 kg / m2. Fresh and for storage.
Late-ripening variety: Valeria 5, 2-6 kg / m2. Fresh and for storage.
For crops that are directly sown in open ground, bubbling can be beneficial, especially for seeds of celery vegetables. This family includes carrots, which accumulate a lot of essential oils in the seeds, which prevent moisture from entering the seeds. Therefore, carrots have such extended shoots - up to two weeks, or even more, if the weather after sowing is dry and the seeds do not have time to accumulate moisture for swelling. By bubbling, and even with OZhZ preparations, we forcibly wash out essential oils, saturating the seeds with water. By doing this, we greatly reduce the period from sowing to germination. Of course, it is no longer possible to store the seeds after bubbling, they need to be sown almost immediately, after having dried them a little to a loose state.
Bubbling- a method of soaking seeds, which eliminates the risk that seeds without air access can be poisoned by waste products (suffocate). To do this, the water is saturated with air using a conventional aquarium compressor. Carrot seeds bubble up no more than 18-24 hours.
But Vladimir Ivanovich Kornilov offers the easiest way to wash out essential oils, resins - we place the seeds in a cloth bag for 30 minutes under a tap with hot water (no more than 60-70 degrees). Then we soak for 2-12 hours in one of the bio-solutions: 2 drops of Gumi + 10 drops of Fitosporin-M or 10 drops per 200 ml of water. Rich Vegetables, Berries, Greens. This will ensure germination for 3-4 days, and not for the second or third week. Dry until flowable.
How to sow evenly small seeded carrots?
Take 1 teaspoon (3 g) of dried carrot seeds, mix with 5 teaspoons of fine dry sand. In this proportion, the seeds mix well and evenly. Then we add sand, bringing it to half a glass. You can add the Boss-Father and mix thoroughly with sand and seeds. Note that you should get no more than 0.5 cups of such a mixture, distribute it over 3 m2 of the garden.
Sowing is best done along the long side of the ridge (and not across, as many do). We make furrows 1 - 2 cm deep, spill with Fitosporin-M + Gumi solution: 1 teaspoon of Gumi + 5 teaspoons of Fitosporin-M + 5 liters of water.
After the solution is absorbed, we lay out the seeds at the bottom of the furrow, fill it with soil from the ridge. The width between the furrows is 20 cm, and 5 rows can be placed on a 1 m ridge.
The use of
Agrotex has huge advantages. It does not allow weeds to germinate, does not interfere with the supply of oxygen, it passes moisture and dissolved fertilizers well, protects the soil from drying out. Sowing can be done on Agrotex as follows. We make a fold along the first row and cut out a gap (≈2 cm wide, ≈30 cm long) with scissors, where we will then sow seeds. We leave a jumper 2-3 cm and then again cut the same gap, again a jumper, etc. Do the same with the other rows.
We put Agrotex on the garden bed, fix it with pegs every meter.
We make grooves in the soil right under the gaps cut out in Agrotex. Before sowing, the soil in the furrows must be compacted, thereby creating a dense seedbed. Sow the prepared seeds evenly with sand and the Master-Father, sprinkle the grooves with soil and slightly compact.
During the entire growth and development, we must feed the crops with a liquid complex fertilizer RICH once every two weeks, or we make infusions with a soft fertilizer Gumi-Omi Potatoes, carrots, radishes and water directly over Agrotex, the nutrition will calmly reach the plants.
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