Table of contents:
- 1. Replaced manure with chicken manure
- 2. I dig up the greenhouse three times a year on a shovel bayonet
- 3. Every year I sow mustard in the greenhouse
- 4. In my greenhouse there is a constant burial of fish remains
- 5. My greenhouse is surrounded by mint, and there is always dill inside
- 6. In the greenhouse I have stones, and behind the greenhouse there is an overgrown corner
Video: Why Is The Bear No Longer In Charge Of My Greenhouse. Prevention Methods. Photo
It was incredibly insulting. Once, on a beautiful day in May, I planted wonderful seedlings of peppers and tomatoes in a new greenhouse. Seedlings, which have been cherishing and cherished since February on the home windowsill. Seedlings that promised me a huge harvest. The next day, fifteen plants lay on the ground, cut by the roots! I cried. Experienced gardeners have already guessed that it is she - a bear. She is a cabbage. In a week, this infection reached the rest of the seedlings, destroying absolutely all the seedlings. But I didn't get to this parasite right away …
Many years have passed, but the memory of that terrible loss does not allow me to relax.
So what do I do to keep the bear from getting a chance?
1. Replaced manure with chicken manure
An investigation in hot pursuit showed that we brought the bear into the greenhouse directly with manure.
Manure is a good thing, a proven environmentally friendly fertilizer.
Council. If you are not ready to give up manure, bring it to your site in the fall and scatter it around the garden so that all the larvae and other insects are frozen to death in winter.
I gave up manure. Chicken droppings fertilize no worse, and the bear does not like the sharp nitrogen smell.
2. I dig up the greenhouse three times a year on a shovel bayonet
I dig in good faith, do not miss a single centimeter. Everyone I catch in the ground - in kerosene. Except for earthworms, of course. These need to be dug back.
The first digging in the spring, as soon as the ground thaws. After that, the greenhouse is sown with radishes, onions on feathers, lettuce, cabbage and all kinds of annual flowers for seedlings.
If you don't need early greens and seedlings, there is no way to care for them, still do not leave the greenhouse empty. Nature abhors a vacuum. Sow siderates there in early spring.
The second digging - just before planting tomato and pepper seedlings.
The third digging is in the fall, when the plants have already given up all their harvest and the greenhouse can be freed.
3. Every year I sow mustard in the greenhouse
The last digging in autumn ends with dense sowing of white mustard (siderata). The mustard will leave before winter and will be dug up in the spring, fertilizing the ground. The main thing is not to let the mustard bloom and form seeds.
I didn't keep track of the first year. Autumn was warm and almost until the New Year the mustard in the greenhouse "bore fruit". All the following summer I weeded and weed these fast-growing and pungent-smelling weeds in the greenhouse.
Council. By the way, the leaves of young mustard are tasty, healthy and add spice to salads.
Now, as soon as the mustard blooms in the fall, I go to the greenhouse with a trimmer and mow it mercilessly. Leaving the cut grass there until spring.
4. In my greenhouse there is a constant burial of fish remains
Salted, smoked, grilled, fried, cutlets - I love it madly. As it turned out, the bear does not share this love of mine.
I used to bury everything that remains from the fish in the greenhouse. First I dribbled in the corners, then along the edges, then I started throwing a little into the landing holes.
At first, all the household laughed: "Mom went to bury the fish heads again." Then they got used to it and themselves, folding the bones into a bag, say: "This is your bear, let him choke."
Council. Fish are also "loved" by roses. For my favorite flowers, this is a wonderful long-acting feed. I buried it once a year under a bush to the depth of a shovel bayonet and wait for the wild blooming of roses.
In winter, I take the fish leftovers outside, in a bag they are frozen until spring. In the spring - I dig under the bushes, and under the trees, and in the greenhouse, of course.
Smell, you say? So the bear doesn't like him either!
5. My greenhouse is surrounded by mint, and there is always dill inside
A greenhouse on a well-groomed lawn, with concrete formwork and without a single weed used to be my dream. Now I have a different dream. I want no one ever to encroach on my seedlings!
The mint that grew densely along the perimeter of the greenhouse, sometimes crawling out inside the greenhouse, turned out to scare away the bear flying from site to site.
Council. Mint comes in many varieties. To repel harmful insects, choose the most fragrant, menthol scent.
The bear also doesn't like the smell of dill, but I love it. Therefore, dill always grows in my greenhouse.
6. In the greenhouse I have stones, and behind the greenhouse there is an overgrown corner
Bears and other harmful insects have natural enemies. And who is the enemy of the bear is my friend!
My lizard friends like to bask on the pebbles, but prefer to live in untouched thickets.
Council. If you decide to attract lizards to the greenhouse, do not use chemicals at all. Lizards do not live where spraying with any pest and disease preparations, as well as herbicides is carried out.
There were no thickets near my greenhouse before, I carefully weeded or mowed every centimeter. My neighbors did the same. Where do lizards live?
As soon as I deliberately “ran” the space between the greenhouse and the fence, the lizards increased significantly. Medvedki were eaten or retreated to the pick-up.
And finally I will say … For those who have just encountered the tricks of the bear and neglected to prevent its appearance, it makes sense to immediately use special baits and pellets from the pest. In an emergency, you can protect the plants with plastic bottles dug into the ground, surrounding the stem and root to a depth of 10-15 cm. Do not think that this will save your crop, but it will help to save some of it.
I am not encouraging everyone to repeat my experience. I just wanted to boast that there has been no bear in my greenhouse for several years. I hope it won't. What I wish you all!