So rainy November flew by, followed by frosty December and snowy months of January and February. The time is approaching when every gardener begins to think about his summer cottage.
How to plant and grow a good harvest?
It is spring that is the time when all plants awaken, seeds germinate, buds bloom. Therefore, during this period, amateur gardeners plant seedlings in order to get the long-awaited harvest at the beginning of summer.
Once the seeds have been purchased and brought home, they must be sorted. And for this they use a simple way. Dilute a salt solution (50g) with water (1l) and pour all the seeds into it, stirring constantly. After a minute and a half, viable seeds will settle to the bottom, and the rest - carefully drain and discard.
Now the seeds are required to germinate. To shorten the germination process, the seeds are wrapped in a wet cloth and placed in a light pink solution of potassium permanganate for 20 minutes. Then they are washed in clean water and a cloth with seeds is placed in a bag for three days. After three days, moisten with water and leave for a few more days. So, on the 6-7th day, seedlings will appear, which are planted down by sprouts in boxes with soil. When the first leaves appear, they are planted in pots. Water the seedlings with warm running water with a slight admixture of potassium permanganate (the solution should be soft pink) so that the plants do not get sick.
Some gardeners grow seedlings already at their summer cottage, such plants adapt faster to the environment and rarely get sick.
In addition, in the spring, they collect old garbage from the site and dig up the ground.
To grow a good harvest, you need to take care of the planted plants, water and feed them with fertilizers, as well as cut off old and non-viable branches, keep the garden area clean and tidy.