The cultivation of fennel
Without the herbs it is impossible to imagine cooking. Especially popular are dill, which can be added to salads, soups, borscht, meat. Independent the cultivation of fennel gives you the ability to always have fresh fragrant herbs. The land of the Soviets tell you how to grow dill.
The cultivation of fennel is not anything complicated, so to cope with this problem can anyone. The most pleasant thing is that fennel can be grown all year round, both in the suburban area, and at home on the windowsill. But still, for the cultivation of dill should take into account some features of care for this plant.
Dill is unpretentious to the ground, which grows, so to grow it everywhere. Special fertilizers are also not required, because it will be enough for those minerals that remained in the ground after growing another culture. But still there will be nothing to grow on completely depleted soil, so for better development dill can be slightly fertilized with phosphorus and potassium fertilizers.
Let the fennel not very fond of the soil, but heremoisture and sunlight he needs a lot. Without these two ingredients, the dill will be small, and it will take a very long time to wait.
Growing dill outdoors
To get early dill, it can be sown in winter or spring. as soon as the snow comes down. For such planting, it is best to use early varieties of dill, the herbs of which are usable on average 10 days earlier than in middle-aged plants.
Fennel seeds begin to germinate at a temperature of 3°C. Small frozen dill is not terrible, as this plant is cold-hardy. But because of the low temperature dill will sprout long enough. The best cultivation of fennel is at a temperature of 15-20°C. the growth of the seed is strongly influenced by the presence of moisture. In dry ground dill grows about a month, but if you have enough water, the first seedlings appear after 2 weeks.
In open ground it is best to sow pre-soaked seeds of fennel. This technology of growing dill gives you a guarantee of rapid germination of seeds, because the fetus will receive a sufficient amount of moisture for rapid growth. When the seeds ascend, they should be fertilized with phosphorus and potassium fertilizers, so that a good growth of plants begins. Do not forget to weed dill from the weeds.
Growing dill on the windowsill
Naturally,fresh greens in the autumn and winter can only be obtained when the cultivation of fennel in greenhouses or on a windowsill. Dill on the windowsill can grow quite well. It should be planted in boxes measuring 15x40 cm. And in order for you to constantly have fresh dill, it is recommended to sow seeds with an interval of 10-15 days.
When the seeds germinate, their should be thin. that each plant had enough space for the development of leaves. As in winter, dill will receive too little sunlight for the plants will need dosvechivaniya under the fluorescent lights that hang above the box at a height of about 50 cm.
The cultivation of fennel in the greenhouse
If you have a greenhouse, you can grow dill in it. Dill in the greenhouse grows very well, but it should also pay attention, like any other culture. Before planting, fennel seeds should be soaked for 2-3 days. The earth in the greenhouse should be digested and fertilized with humus. Seeds are sown on the surface of the soil, then they are mixed with the rakes with the soil. Seeds are watered with a watering can, until the land is saturated with water sufficiently.
Until you see the first sprouts of fennel, seeds should be watered with warm water. Then shoots should be weeded out and weeds removed. In the future, you only need to monitor the temperature of the air in the greenhouse, which should not fall below 15 ° C.