Several methods of application of needles at the cottage

  • Dec 24, 2019

Pine needles - a great natural material that can be used instead store fertilizers. Its benefits are - in access, physical composition and long storage. Gardeners have come up with several ways the use of needles in the garden.

There are several ways to use needles in the garden. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
There are several ways to use needles in the garden. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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mulching

pine needles for a long time remain the soil moist. Therefore, they are useful to those growers, who rarely visit your site. Suffice it to water the flower bed, fill it 4-5 cm needles and you can not worry about the lack of moisture. A few days, the plants survive without watering.

The only drawback of this mulch - needles oxidize the ground. Therefore, in the spring when the ground is worth digging add ashes. Instead, you can take chalk or dolomite flour.

top-dressing

Needles can be processed into humus, which will provide the necessary nutrients the vegetables. But it rot for a long time, for 3 years, so the gardeners have come up with tricks to speed up the process.

Pine needles to be mixed with tops vegetable waste from the kitchen and garden soil. This compost mixture was poured urea, diluted at the proportion of 200 g per 10 liters of water. It is recommended to pour the diluted mixture of instructions microbiological fertilizer. After that, it is covered and aired once a month. Thanks to the essential oils and other substances of pine trees in the compost will not start pathogenic flora. The fertilizer can be used in 1.5 years.

Warming beds

Warm beds - one of the ways to increase the yield. Cook them need to fall. First, you must dig a pit depth of 60 cm. At the bottom layer was poured thick needles and sprinkled its wood ashes. Placed on top of the manure and spread grass or vegetable tops. All this is necessary to fill the soil at 15-20 cm. The flower bed is made and fertilizer sheltering black film.

At the beginning of the season due to the decomposition of organic fertilizer the soil warms in May, and the seedlings can be planted earlier than usual. The film is at the same time should not be removed, it is cut crosswise and put the plant.

pine needles for a long time remain the soil moist. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
pine needles for a long time remain the soil moist. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

Shelter perennials

Pine spruce branches - good covering material for heat-loving flowers. What can you cover in this way:

  • climbing roses;
  • grapes;
  • rhododendrons;
  • young trees.

The stems are removed from the supports and bends to the ground, gently fixing clips, not to break the whip. Sprinkle on top of their needles and cover film. The edges of the need to press the bricks and covered with earth, so that the film is not blown off.

To protect the wood from the winter cold pine needles need to firmly put in bags and put them around the trunks. This saves not only from changes in temperature, but also from mice and hares, which are not suited to the spiky bags.

Spraying against pests

Decoction of pine branches deter pests and will not let them lay their eggs on the leaves of plants. For it is necessary to pick about 1 kg of fresh twigs, ax chop them into small pieces and add hot water. Leave in a warm place for a couple of days, periodically stirring. Then strain, dilute by half with water, add 2 tbsp liquid soap. Plants are sprayed with a solution of 3 times per season, when buds swell, there are buds, flowers bloom.

Spraying of the fungus

Pine needles will help protect the plant not only pests but also against fungal diseases. For this purpose, the seedlings are sprayed from needles infusion prepared in a ratio of 1: 2. If you do it every 2 weeks, then it reduced the risk of mildew and Phytophthora.

Saving harvest

Carrots, beets and potatoes can be stored in boxes with pine needles to protect against rotting. At the bottom of the container is poured 3cm needles then laid a layer of vegetables and pour it needles alternated so as not to be filled with packagings.

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