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Video: Seedlings With An Open Root System - How To Choose Them And Plant Them Without Mistakes In The Garden (part 2)
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But, let's say, you, while a friend unknown to me, got a plot already plowed up. It's worse than turf, but not fatal. We start working with him too (see photo 2).
Photo # 2
Why not a shovel? Still, when you scrape the soil with a hoe-ketmen, you get a more careful attitude to the land that has not been plowed for a year.
But what if the hoe-ketmen doesn't scratch the harder soil? Then you have to breathe and grab a shovel (see photo 3).
Photo # 3
In principle, landings are needed on hills, and not on an even place, and even more so not in a deadly trap (glory to the "sadistic authors"!) In the form of a deepening in the soil, where with a guarantee, but unnoticed by anyone and never until now, if not earlier rotted - all the same, the root necks and bases of the boles will rot, especially in apricot and pear seedlings. Losses in Russia - tens of millions of trees and billions of rubles - but no one sees this.
And then, since you have planted a tree mutilated during digging without a central root and with wounds for infection on a hill or on a slope, you give it a chance to live at least 15-30 years. True, this small chance is further reduced by the pursuit of tall seedlings, and the older the tree is and is dug out with an open root system, the less intact roots it has.
But what about the pots of seedlings in the markets? - you ask. They are often only in advertising pictures, at least in our places. Maybe somewhere they sell seedlings with a closed system in containers.
So, we got a steep hill, which means that frost can get close to the seedlings from the sides. Therefore, we kill two birds with one stone - we smooth the hill to a gentle one and it is with the old manure-humus that we provide combined nutrition, but only from the second - third year (see photo 4).
Photo No. 4
Then the sodding of the garden (the best is the grass borer. As noted in the reference books, “The bent baleen is a low lawn grass that grows rather quickly and forms a dense and dense cover”). And the sooner sodding occurs, the better, since the guardians of purely southern technology in the garden (black steam) and even those ranked as geniuses had no idea of the great role of sod. In addition to what I said above about its role as the "roof of the house", it is also a thermal insulation layer for underground residential floors and tree roots, especially during periods of snowlessness.
And when the tree grows, then, not relying on us - the ignorant, it will start feeding itself (see photo 5).
Photo No. 5
Spring will come, the snow will melt, and here it is a miracle - not a single leaf, plus there is no grass cut and left in place. Billions of warm-blooded creatures (read about them above) - they will also eat the prepared stocks in the storerooms of the underground floors, and every last leaf from the surface will saturate the earth with organic matter and … heat!
And now the time comes, and now my grateful students send me successful photos from their gardens - like this one (see photo 6).
Photo No. 6
Yes, I am reproached for sad, disturbing, bitter publications (they agree with me - but they want optimism so much!), And I am writing and writing my endless sad "Notes …". Here's photo # 7.
Photo No. 7
This is not a simple photo, and not everyone can understand it. Near the highway, thousands of cars every day, and all the drivers glance over the dying birch grove, noticing nothing. Well, and you, friends, have probably already noticed that a fire ditch was being plowed through the grove. And the point in this case is a bet that can be won by guessing what the grove will die from - from a fire or from a deep wound in the soil that caused erosion.
This is the clearest example of the fact that even native plants and their native home - the soil are so defenseless against cutting tools! And what is it like for immigrants from the south in the garden, where, compared to wild plants, they are much more defenseless, which means that their crown, roots and sod and all the soil should be inviolable!
Sorry for the verbosity. I'm finishing. Here is the last photo for # 8.
Photo No. 8
Today, when I am writing this article, it is only October 8, and snow has covered most of Siberia up to Kazakhstan. But, I was already in advance, and the photo has long been ready for such cases.
Aha, - opponents will say - again anti-science, citizen of Zhelez. There is, however, the most reliable shallow burial of seedlings, fanned for centuries, in the pits, on the side, when only the tops stick out from under the ground. And there is nothing here … (further unprintable expressions).
And here are my objections. It seems understandable, but only that it is necessary to drip in “according to the classics” just before winter, so that the soil would freeze at once, and the seedlings would lie down comfortably, in dryness until the warm spring. So the early snow has ripened, as specifically for this article.
Let it melt later, but what about those who receive seedlings by mail in the last days of autumn. Just plant? - but most of the seedlings weakened on the way in the parcels will freeze or die completely before spring. Dig in on the classics? And the climate is shaking, and suddenly, instead of winter, the rains will return. And after a month of muddy roads, you can already dig out the dug-in seedlings and … throw them away.
The third and last way for seedlings with bare roots is a vertical ditch and planting in a permanent place "according to Zhelezov"! This can be clearly seen in photo No. 8. Not a single case of death of seedlings for me (the author of the method) and my friends.
Let's figure it out further?
From the moment of vertical prikop-planting, the tree begins to get used to the soil in relative dryness and safety from rotting and frost - it tolerates slush and frost. And with the first rays of the sun it begins to come to life simultaneously with the old-timers of the garden. Here it is important to remove excess land as early as possible, but in the end, as shown above, the seedlings must remain on a gentle hill.
And now mentally trace the fate of seedlings with an open root system from a gentle classic ditch: it rotts even in the spring, and then, already partially rooted to the soil, unceremoniously pulls out (and he is no longer sleeping!). And here she is - another transplant! The exhausted sapling sighs bitterly.
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