Green crops are a source of health
If our garden beds mainly grow dill, parsley, sorrel, as well as 5-6 other types of green crops - this is the limit, then, for example, in Japan, gardeners grow about 300 types and varieties of vegetables that provide consumers with vitamins.
Among the crops grown there are such valuable sources of beta-kerotinelike yellow-fruited tomatoes and bell peppers; various types of salad; varieties of cabbage (collard, broccoli, Savoy, red cabbage, Peking cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower); daikon, from which not only root crops are eaten, but also leaves; mustard, watercress, spinach, artichoke, chicory, chrysanthemum, asparagus, celery, katran, parsnip, rhubarb. It is no coincidence that the highest average life expectancy is noted in Japan.
Now there is a carrot boom. In order to prevent cancer, the Japanese consume carrots in unlimited quantities. This is how the nation's concern for health is manifested.
More than 50% of malignant tumors are due to poor nutrition. There is a direct link between the daily menu and cancer.
Green crops in addition to carotene, they contain vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, phytoncides, which are no less important for the body, and are necessary for good nutrition. Particular attention should be paid to the cultivation of dill, parsley, celery, anise, basil, borage, mushroom grass, snakehead, marjoram, thyme, chervil, coriander, in which the content of beta-carotene reaches from 10 to 20 mg per 100 g of raw masses. Catnip, lemon balm, savory, tarragon, cumin, sage, rue, fenugreek, goat's rue, hyssop, oregano, marshmallow also contain up to 10 mg of beta-carotene per 100 g of raw weight; as well as leafy vegetables - spinach, sorrel, leafy mustard, clover, watercress.
Among the early vegetables, green onions for feathers are widely grown in our country. Greens of onions contain up to 2 mg of beta-carotene per 100 g, while varieties of perennial onions (batuna, leek, fragrant, bear, chives), which are still rare in our country, contain up to 6 mg.
Regular consumption of green crops helps prevent serious diseases, including cancer. Serious scientific research abroad has proven that beta-carotene, found in carrots, yellow and orange tomatoes and sweet peppers, as well as in green crops, inhibits the development of cancer in 75% of cases (this explains the carrot boom in Japan). The use of beta-carotene at a dose of 30 mg per day helps a healthy person to stay healthy and maintain immunity to cancer.
In the summer-autumn period, and especially in winter, green crops are the main source of vitamin A for us. The possibilities for growing them are truly endless. In spring and summer, these plants can be sown as compactors to the main crops: to cucumbers - collard greens and dill, to cabbage - dill, celery, onions, lettuce, Savoy and Peking cabbage, to onions - radish, daikon, spinach. It is recommended to add celery to cabbage, because its smell scares away the cabbage fly. Strawberries and tomatoes can be thickened with spinach, watercress, parsley, savory and essential dill. Kohlrabi and radish get along well with cabbage and lettuce, spinach. Carrots grow well with parsley, onions, spinach, broccoli and marjoram.
In autumn-winter and early spring, green crops can be grown in the room, on the balcony. For this, lettuce and cabbage salad, Peking cabbage, watercress, spinach, garden quinoa, cucumber herb, dill, anise, coriander, basil, marjoram, savory, leaf mustard are suitable. To grow these crops in a room, you will need any container (crockery or box) and free space on the windowsill. You will be provided with fresh herbs all year round. Indoors, you can also get fresh greens from root plants by digging - onion bulbs, parsley, sorrel; rhizomes of perennials (batuna, chives, chicory, etc.). For an inquisitive gardener, the possibilities for creativity with these crops are truly inexhaustible.
I can send seeds to everyone who wants to grow the aforementioned vitamin crops by cash on delivery. I also offer a large selection of seeds for garden, medicinal and flower crops. I am sending a catalog for orders. To receive it, you need a large envelope or a plastic bag with o / a and a stamped 15 rubles. Please do not send small envelopes with the letter A.
Classification of potatoes by ripening time
The ripening period of potatoes is the period from the appearance of the first shoots to the moment when the crop can be harvested.
According to the ripening period, potato varieties are classified as follows:
- very early, ripening period - 35-50 days. The main advantage is the ability to get two harvests per season
- early - 50-65 days
- medium early - 65-80 days
- mid-season - 80-95 days
- medium late - 95-110 days
- late - 110-120 and more days.
Hello dear friends. Today I will tell you how you can determine soil acidity on your site without the use of all kinds of devices and indicators. To do this, you need a little knowledge of the main plants that sprout in your area of residence. And a description of all the plants, about which I will now write, can be found in reference books and on the Internet.
What grows on your site is an excellent indicator of soil acidity.
Pay attention to the weeds.
- If the soil is acidic grow on it:
- Highlander pochechuyny
- Cornflower meadow
- Ivan da Marya
- Creeping buttercup
- Big plantain
- Violet tricolor
- Horse sorrel
These plants are very fond of acidic soil and if one or more plants from this list have settled on your site, we can safely say that soil acidity high.
- Weakly acidic soil:
- Bird highlander
- Field bindweed
- Mother and stepmother
- Rose hip
- Fragrant chamomile
- Soil with a neutral environment:
- Red clover
- Alkaline soil
- Goose foot
- Field mustard
The presence of alkaline soil on the site indicates that it has a very low humus content. You will need to take care of creating the optimal soil acidity.
My home is my castle. This concept is made up of a huge number of everyday small and large deeds, thoughts, worries. And the more we put our soul into these everyday household chores, the more our fortress will be stronger and will protect us from troubles and hardships. A properly arranged and well-groomed garden plot will bring us a lot of joy and satisfaction.
What plants purify the air in the apartment
Hello dear friends!
In the modern world, residents of both megalopolises and small towns are forced to breathe polluted air. Few people think about how much exhaust gases are emitted into the environment every minute, but they can cause severe harm to human health. This is why it is so important to create a healthy environment in your home, where people can partially recover and improve their well-being every day. And this can be done only with the help of natural air purifiers - plants. So, let's talk about which plants purify the air in the apartment and have a positive effect on our body.
This spicy plant in the form of a powerful bush about 1.5 meters high with leaves like celery is not found in the garden as often today as in antiquity. But in vain. Lovage is used to prepare first and second courses, various pickles. It is valued for its high content of essential oils, vitamins, and mineral salts. It is also believed that this plant strengthens family ties.
In the first half of summer, small yellowish flowers, collected in umbellate inflorescences, bloom against the background of large feathery leaves. At this time, the medicinal plant looks very decorative.
Tomato Amur tiger
A unique variety, which is also loved by our customers not only for its unforgettable taste, but also for the extraordinary color of the fruit. Our summer residents noted that this tomato has become a real decoration of greenhouses and garden beds! And wherein, Amur tiger - the sweetest of the striped tomatoes. The variety is medium early, suitable for growing in plastic greenhouses and in the open field. The period from germination to the beginning of fruiting is 108-112 days. Plants are indeterminate, 1.5-2 m high.In each cluster, 4-5 tomatoes, even in size and shape, are tied, identical both on the lower and upper tiers, weighing 150-200 g, and individual fruits can reach a mass of 300 -400 g. Taste - real tomato, with a balanced sugar-acid ratio. The pulp is juicy, firm, not watery. When canning, the striped color of the fruit is well preserved. Our clients sent us a lot of positive feedback about this variety, especially noting not only the excellent taste and original appearance, but also the high (from 12 kg per square meter!) Yield and disease resistance of this tomato, and the summer of 2017 allowed the best qualities of this varieties in extreme weather conditions. Be sure to plant a tomato Amur tiger in the next summer season, and you will not be able to refuse it in the future!