Under the first spring sun in the garden many gardeners in our country every year is starting to turn green useful herbs — sorrel, planting which should be undertaken according to the laws of the lunar calendar in 2021. It has long been known that planting plants in a special auspicious days, you can get active seedling growth, then the abundant and healthy harvest.
Basic rules of growing
Juicy leaves with a pleasant acidity put not only the favorite of many green soup. Fresh sorrel serves a variety of salads and side dishes, nourishing soups, and healthy shakes. Herbaceous plant of the family Polygonaceae cultivated in one place for 3-6 years, although there are annual varieties. When planting, consider the following points:
- Spring greens loves the sun but not extreme heat, so for its germination it is better to choose a place under the trees, near the fence or behind the house.
- Sorrel grows well in places where earlier it was a pomegranate capsules, celery, carrots, parsley, radishes, beets.
- The garden bed where you intend planting the seed, in the autumn, make fertilizer, for example, potassium chloride, superphosphate, compost or manure, then carried out the digging of the earth.
- Sorrel refers to the shrubs and actively growing in peat or a light loamy soil.
- Before the beginning of the planting area clear of all weeds, especially couch grass, which drains from the soil most of the moisture and nutrients.
- Sow sorrel can and in the spring, summer and even late autumn. The main thing – to observe the seasonal agronomic characteristics planting.
Most often, gardeners are planted greens in the spring, when the soil is sufficiently moist. Pre-seed not even soaked. The early shoots of sorrel actively growing and gaining richness. After the summer sowing there are bushes, which systematically should be watered. But their root system is well adapted to the soil, it grows well and next spring will bring a bountiful harvest of oxalic culture. Sowing seeds for the winter is often unsuccessful, as the seedlings hatch before the first frost and just die. So autumn it is a good idea to start in October, especially in regions with severe winters. In this case the seed material is placed in the ground not germinated. All the processes of growth and hardening of seedlings should go in the soil, so the germs were strong enough to survive the frosts.
When to plant sorrel on the lunar calendar
According to the lunar calendar for 2021 gardeners plan to not only fit sorrel, but the rest of the work – watering, loosening the soil, thinning. Experts do not recommend to work in new moon and in the days when the moon is waning:
|A month||Auspicious days||Neutral days||Unfavorable days|
|April||1-7, 24-29||15, 30||8-14,16-23|
|May||1-6, 23-29, 31||14, 30||7-13, 15-22|
|June||1-4, 22-27, 29-30||13, 28||5-12, 14-21|
|July||1-4, 21-26, 28-31||13, 27||5-12, 14-20|
|October||1, 17-22, 24-30||10, 23||2-9, 11-16, 31|
|November||16-21, 23-29||8, 22||1-7, 9-15, 30|
Choosing a good day to plant sorrel seedlings in 2021, gardeners should prepare furrows at 1.5-2 cm with a distance between them at 20-30 cm from the Ground watered, and then close up the seeds to a depth of 1.5-2 cm, and quite thick. To emerge faster, the bed cover with foil or polythene. The first vitamin greens hatch in 2-2. 5 weeks after sowing, it thinned several times, leaving between the spaces first shoots of 5-7 cm, and then to 10-15 cm Large leaves of sorrel tear, and in their place comes a new young shoots.
Planting green seedlings
If on the balcony or the loggia there is an empty seat or in the yard of a heifer, you can spend the sowing of sorrel seedlings in January or February to spring 2021 to early juicy greens. It is best to check with the lunar calendar:
|A month||Auspicious days||Neutral days||Unfavorable days|
|January||1,2, 4-9, 26-31||3, 17||10-16, 18-25|
|February||1, 3-8, 24-29||2, 16||9-15, 17-23|
For the cultivation of sorrel to use the rhizomes of healthy plants, which grow in the open garden 2-4 years, although it is possible to grow seedlings from seeds. In the conditions of a greenhouse and home is the Odessa grows broad-leaved variety of sorrel, Altai, and Maikop. Soil for growing home green usually buy in the store (loamy or slightly acidic).
For planting sorrel in the home in January-February 2021 will require any small containers, pots or boxes with pin holes. Their bottom is filled with the drainage of pebbles or expanded clay, and then filled with soil. The roots of the kidney deepen 3-4 cm, and the seeds are 1.2 cm to speed up the germination of crops cover plastic cover or polyethylene and as drying of the soil sprayed or poured simple water pooled.
Sorrel – a fairly hardy plant that tolerate sudden temperature drops, but its seedlings are best grown on a Sunny South windowsill. In the cultivation of herbs at home periodically watering, hoeing and thinning to clumps grow better and get more moisture and oxygen.
From February to March, the sorrel also planted in greenhouse soil. To do this, use healthy rhizomes or seeds, which are pre-soaked for prokleivanija. The swollen seeds are spread by small grooves. They are filled with a soil mixture, watered and sprinkled with a layer of peat or humus. 10-15 day in the greenhouse there first green. Next, take care of it the same way as in the open ground.
Novice gardeners should know not only the time and days when to plant sorrel in 2021, but how to properly care for planting, so they are not killed. Them periodically weeded from weeds, loosen the soil for better growth and respiration of the root system. The stems are preferably cut, as they reduce the nutritional quality of leafy greens. After each cutting sorrel spend feeding urea or other liquid fertilizer. In the spring between rows sift the humus or ashes. At the end of the season until the first frost the entire terrestrial part of the culture cut, and to maintain viable healthy rhizomes, mulch them, that is sprinkled with a layer of peat or compost.
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