Dill and parsley - the most common greens in the country. It is easy to plant and grow, it is easy to prepare the ground for planting and take care as well. If you follow the minimum rules for caring for greens in the garden, the lush, beautiful and fragrant greens will constantly delight you and your family with their taste.
Features of the cultivation of parsley and dill in the country
Dill is an unpretentious plant that does not need feeding in the process of growth. He refers to to early plants that take nutrients from the soil fertilized in the fall.
You can start harvesting a month after the first shoots. At the same time, the height of the bush will fluctuate around 20-30 cm.
Parsley, like dill, will appear a few weeks after the first shoots. But if you plant it step by step, exactly how it will be indicated later in the article, you can constantly feast on fresh greens.
Since parsley is a cold-resistant plant and can withstand temperatures up to -7 degrees Celsius, it can be grown a little before the appearance of the first snow. Even under the snow, she will be able to keep green and fragrant leaves for some time.
If you wish, you can plant parsley and dill in the open ground right on one row or side by side. They get along normally and do not interfere with each other, if you leave enough space for the development of each individual bush.
The correct dates of sowing according to the lunar calendar for 2018
According to the lunar calendar to land parsley recommend 6 and 7 March, 5 and 6 April, 20 and 24 May, as well as from 4 to 7 June. For dill The optimum landing days are: from 21 to 25 March, from 19 to 23 April, 26 and 27 May, and also from 17 to 22 June.
Preparatory work before sowing in open ground
To get a good harvest of greens it is recommended to properly prepare the seeds and beds for their sowing. Moreover, the preparatory work for dill and parsley have their own characteristics. And which ones, we'll talk further in the article.
- Dill seeds
- Parsley seeds
The process of preparing the beds to plant parsley
Prepare the beds for scattering parsley seeds directly in the season itself in the spring. It is necessary to choose weeds, having eliminated their root system without fail. Flatten the soil and prepare the furrows no more than 20 mm depth.
As for fertilizers, it is best to use them in the fall in the form of compost and humus. In springtime, everything can be supplemented with urea, ammonium nitrate and potassium-phosphorus complex.
To plant dill
Best for dill beds to prepare since autumn. For this you need to make rows no more than depth 0.2 m, actively fertilizing them with humus and other mineral fertilizers.
With the arrival of spring, the land plot is loosened, leveled, and made into furrow stripes with depth 20 mm. Between individual rows is worth keeping 0.2 m. That will be quite enough.
After a uniform distribution of seeds in the beds, they do not need much sprinkling, so lightly.For planting dill prepare the furrow depth of about 2 cm
It is not necessary to water the beds with greens for the next few days after planting, they do not like it. This can lead to the appearance of fungus, as a result of excessive moisture.
To prepare parsley seeds for planting it is recommended:
- evenly put the seeds on a saucer with wet gauze and wait until the first shoots appear;
- after that, the seeds are considered ready to plant. But sowing them is extremely careful not to leave the sprouts. Otherwise, all work will be in vain.
To prepare the seeds of dill for planting it is recommended:
Before sowing, dill seeds are processed a little longer than parsley seeds. At the first stage, everything is identical. Seeds laid out on wet gauze and for several days they wait until the first shoots appear. But in this case it is extremely important to control the temperature regime. It should be in the area +50 degrees Celsius.
After three days, the seeds are processed with hot water, maintaining the temperature in the area +20 degrees and cover them with gauze. And only in four days the first sprouts will start to appear.Sprouting dill seeds
Before each planting the seeds of greens are advised to dry and spread in a well-moistened soil.
So that you do not need greens, it is necessary to sow it in stages, in other words once every two weeks. If the root variety of dill and parsley is planted, a distance of 70-150 mm should be left between individual bushes, for leafy plants it should be increased to 200 mm.
In the springtime, when the temperature can drop significantly at night, cover with greens. This will protect it from frost. While in the summer for a hot climate, where most of the day the sun burns everything in its path, it is better to plant part of the dill and parsley somewhere in the shade. This will protect the plants from premature yellowing.
Some gardeners planted both that and other greens directly in the same row. She normally gets on with each other. After all, the conditions of its development and growth are basically identical.
Departure after landingObligatory it is necessary to remove weeds in beds with greens and loosen the soil.
It is worth making watering of greens if necessary, if the ground dried up. It is better to do this after cutting the leaves. But it is important to prevent the appearance of a crust to the surface of the root. This will bring nothing good to the plants.
Pull weeds costs as they appear, while loosening the soil. Thus, you remove plants that interfere with the normal growth of greenery, and enrich the soil with oxygen.
Special difficulties in the process of planting and the development of parsley and dill in gardeners does not arise. Since the greens are unpretentious and do not require special attention.
You just need to look for the soil, watering it in a timely manner, and in time to remove weeds that parasitize the beds. Do not need anything else. If the soil is fertile, and you have fertilized it with humus since autumn, you do not need to use an additional fertilizer complex. Minimum effort and useful greens on your table.