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Video: Daikon. Care, Cultivation, Reproduction. Diseases And Pests. Beneficial Features. Application. Garden, Medicinal Plants. A Photo
Daikon by its taste and medicinal qualities compares favorably with European varieties of radish. Daikon helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body, cleanses the kidneys and liver.
The bactericidal properties of daikon were revealed, it contains a lot of potassium, calcium, pectin substances, as well as vitamin C, which increases immunity.
It turned out that daikon grows well on any type of soil, but the best results can be obtained on light fertile soils with a deep arable layer and deep groundwater. He cannot stand stagnant water.
Preparing the soil
The soil for the daikon is prepared in the fall. Organic fertilizers are introduced (as under a radish), lime. A deep digging is carried out, 2 bayonets of a shovel and deeper. In the spring, before sowing ultra-early ripening varieties, the soil is leveled and loosened.
The most favorable sowing date for the bulk of the varieties is the end of June - the beginning of July, before the 10th, not later. Daylight hours decrease, temperatures become more moderate, and rainfall is more regular. The sowing date for daikon in the Moscow region is early August.
- Sasha is an ultra-early ripening, cold-resistant and high-yielding variety. Can be sown from spring to mid-summer.
- The dragon is a mid-season variety. Grown in the second half of summer after harvesting early vegetables.
- Dubinushka - mid-season, for open and protected ground. The variety is resistant to shooting and bacteriosis.
- Emperor F1 is a mid-season, high-yielding hybrid.
- Snow White - the variety is intended for spring greenhouses and open ground. Suitable for early spring and summer sowing.
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To grow long root crops with a shallow arable layer, holes are made with a drill in a bed 40-60 cm deep with a distance of 25-30 cm. The infertile soil is taken out from the lower layer, and the holes are filled with fertile soil with humus. Add 1 tsp to each well. superphosphate and 1 tsp. sifted ash, watered and sown 2-3 seeds. Embedding depth 3 cm. With this technique, the roots are leveled and ripen almost simultaneously.
The crop is harvested before the first frost (September-October). Root crops are buried so as not to break. The tops are cut immediately, leaving the stalks of 2 cm. Store in boxes with damp sand at a temperature of +5 ° C.
Diseases and pests
Particular attention should be paid to the protection of seedlings that appeared on days 4-6 from the cruciferous flea, especially the first two weeks. Use environmentally friendly protection measures: dust with ash, tobacco dust mixed with ash, collect insects with glue. Another dangerous pest is the autumn cabbage fly. A black mulch film will help protect the daikon. Marigolds scare away the fly.
Note to the hostess
Youth salad. You will need: daikon, carrot, apple - 1 pc., Mayonnaise, salt. Daikon, carrot, apple peel, grate, salt, season with mayonnaise. Mix. Put in a salad bowl, garnish with daikon greens.