To accelerate the development and get a generous crop vegetable pepper (aka Bulgarian), the plants must be timely and well fertilized. It does not matter the culture grows in a greenhouse or in the open field.
Make it as needed 2-4 times per season, combining fertilization with irrigation and loosening:
- the first feeding is necessary to make 10-14 days after transplanting into the ground;
- second - 10-14 days after flowering, when formed on pepper ovary;
- collected after the first crop, you can proceed to the third feeding;
- feed pepper at the end of the summer is worth it if the soil is exhausted and not enough is rich in nutrients, as a result of weaker plant produces ovaries.
First fertilizing (10-14 days after planting)
And if the first feeding usually takes place with a predominance of nitrogen (urea, ammonium nitrate, etc.) for building green weight, further feeding should be mainly potassium and phosphorus - they help to boost immunity and pepper to improve productivity.
Phosphorus is required by any crop before flowering and potassium is very important to have flowering plants, since its deficit buds are either not fastened or flowers grow very small.
The plant itself can tell you about the lack of these substances in the soil. When phosphorus deficiency slows down the growth of the leaves are blue-green, and the bottom - are covered by dark patches of copper. If pepper lacks potassium, in addition to the above-mentioned problems with the colors will also be petty and dark leaves, "rusting" on the edges.
It is important - in any case it is necessary to comply with dosage and frequency of making dressings. The rule "the more the better" does not work here. The excess of any fertilizer is just as likely lead to a decrease in yield of pepper, as well as their complete absence.
The second top dressing (10-14 days after flowering)
As a second dressing of this culture fit such a complex mixture of 25 g of superphosphate, 25 g of potassium sulphate and 10 g of ammonium nitrate in 10 liters of water. Under each bush is brought about a liter of solution.
It will be useful at this time of fertilization and natural fertilizers, such as green nettle - it includes many nutrients (from potassium, calcium and magnesium to vitamins and organic acids), moreover, they are perfectly absorbed plants.
All this allows to perfectly nourish vegetable crops, accelerate growth and improve flowering. Prepare the infusion of nettle is not difficult - it is ground fresh herbs, pour warm water and left to ferment for about 1-2 weeks. When the liquid in the vessel ceases to darken and foaming, to 1 liter of strained infusion add 10 L of water.
Vegetable pepper - not very capricious plant. Heat is close to neutral pH soil, regular watering and fertilizing simple - and this culture will undoubtedly please you abundant harvest. Hopefully, our stuff will tell you the necessary nuances of care.
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