Timely to get rid of weeds is the main task of the summer resident during the period of growing vegetable crops. Harmful plants destroy cultural plantings.
It must be remembered that it is not difficult to destroy weeds.
Weed disposal is carried out in any weather. If the summer is rainy, there are difficulties with weeding. The earth is moist, the roots remain in the soil, and the grass breaks off. Experienced summer residents fight harmful plants using a knife and a bucket. They hold grass with one hand, and weed roots are cut with the other at a depth of 1 cm. The weed is taken out and put into a bucket.
The knife helps to do the job quickly and efficiently. It should be stainless steel, the length of the blade is 180 mm, the width is 27 mm. Reciprocating sharpening.
Gardeners regularly fight with wheatgrass and duster. It is difficult to get rid of weed grass, often small parts of the root remain in the soil.
Wheat grass again clogs the infield. Drool is more dangerous for vegetable crops, because it has a powerful root system, although several leaves can grow on the surface.
Summer residents use herbicides to control weeds. The gardener with a tampon or brush moistens the leaves of harmful grass. The poison penetrates the stem and root system, causing the death of malicious weeds.
Summer residents often use the following drugs:
Do not use chemicals on beds occupied by vegetables. It is better to use pesticides on flower beds, in flower beds.
Cardboard for the lazy
Vegetable growers destroy the middle asterisk (wood lice) before sowing early crops. Weeds grow very much if the weather is wet.\
Cardboard sheets can be moved from place to place, reducing the clogging of the garden with woodlice. Their use is combined with the use of chemical pest control methods. Having placed the shelter on the ground, it is necessary to fix the dense edges of the sheets.
Long-term observations show that mulching the soil is an effective technique, but it is rarely used by summer residents. The soil next to the strawberries is covered with rotted compost containing fallen leaves, sawdust, grass, straw.
Under the mulch, weeds do not grow, and the soil becomes loose, moist.
Some vegetable growers acquire a special coating – agroperlite. It consists of:
- compound of potassium and magnesium.
Material for improving the quality of the soil provides the soil with nutrients and does not allow weeds to grow and develop.
After weeding, summer residents have a lot of weed grass. It is necessary to make compost from weeds. The easiest, inherent nature of the way for this – a large pile of waste from plant materials. Weeds are stored in the corner of the infield, adding various organic residues (potato waste, rotten bananas or their peel). The nutrient mixture is suitable for use after 12 months.
Wheat and sow thistle should not be added to compost. Their roots can again clog the summer cottage.
Liquid top dressing can be prepared from weed grass. Weeds are stored in a large container, pouring it with water. Insist the mixture for 7 days. This is a universal remedy that is used for vegetables. Fertilize plants once a week until the second decade of July. Siderats are not inferior in efficiency to manure.