How to prepare the seeds for sowing?
Hello dear gardeners, gardeners and gardeners! Today is the time to talk with you about sowing seeds of the so-called oilseeds. Almost oilseed. That is, we will talk about seeds, about those cultures in which the seeds themselves contain a lot of oils in the embryo, because of which the embryo is preserved inside, and these seeds germinate for a very long time. You remember how sometimes we sow dill, two weeks and seedlings are not visible. We also wait for the carrot, wait until it comes up. Parsley also. In general, I want to say that these seeds can be moved to a feat so that they sprout not in more than two weeks, but literally in a week.
Take dill, for example. It may not be necessary to do this in the morning, but, nevertheless, someday you will find literally five minutes of time in order to prepare the seeds for rapid germination. This must be done immediately before boarding or a few hours before boarding.
We take a strong diluent from the alcohol pharmacy, pour a spoon, and pour a little bit, or rather the same amount, and pour some water. So we get an alcohol solution of about 40 degrees. We alter and pour seeds into this solution. Quite enough. As a rule, seeds are sold hanging at 1-2 grams. This amount is quite enough for the seeds to soak for 20 minutes in a solution of such a strength. Oils at this time inside soften, as it were, allow the embryo to simply be born. Thus, seedlings appear in a week, and not as they should have appeared.
For 20 minutes, the seeds stood on our feet; almost all of them drowned. Now we have no time to wait 20 minutes. We assume that time has passed. We are merging this solvent into another container. It is with us and disinfects the seeds at the same time, and stimulates early germination.
Rinse in a little water. They rinsed it and laid it out on some kind of dry cloth, for example, or on a sheet of clean paper. So we will do. So that the seeds are dried. In such a wet state, it is inconvenient to sow seeds. They stick to the hand. So we laid out on a napkin, for example, our seeds. They should be wrapped around a little bit, but still keep humidity in themselves. And we sow them.
Sow as usual. If it is more convenient for you to use sand, for example, when sowing - and many of you do it, especially when the seeds are small - then in this case we collect the seeds as soon as they get rid of excess moisture and become quite loose. We collect and mix them with sand. We take river sand, it is advisable to take coarse sand. Mix thoroughly with sand and sow the seeds. What else would I like to note? In the groove in which you plant dill, not scatter. Some of you scatter seeds, this is also acceptable, but it’s better to plant a dill in the grooves. We make a small hole, the groove itself is shallow, about 1.5 centimeters, not more. I mean for dill. For parsley, too, perhaps. Perhaps, for all these cultures, a depth of 1.5 cm is sufficient. We shed this groove as it should with some water, and pour sand along with mixed seeds.
Then sprinkle. You can water if you feel that the soil is still a little dry. You can not water, but just roll it. Take a three-liter jar and roll it to our crops. Wonderful. The soil will come in contact with the seeds. And prepared in this way will sprout very, very fast.
I have already told you many times that it should be a shame to those who have land and buy the same dill, parsley somewhere along the road in the markets, on the ruins of some grandmothers. It is unclear how they grew.
I also wanted to recall precisely these cultures, saying that the soil should be prepared in advance, from the fall. It should contain a large amount of moisture. Do not miss the spring moment when the whole soil dries to such an extent that you just have to water it. But if suddenly the soil has dried up, then take it and water it.
My dear, I would like to draw attention to the fact that the soil for these crops must have a certain acidity. It is these cultures that love acidity of about 6-6.5, so use either special measuring instruments, which are not very expensive. If you plant many different cultures in the garden, then these devices are inexpensive. But you can use the cheapest primitive way - litmus papers. Also very reliable. In this case, you are taking samples from one side of the bed, somewhere in the middle of the bed, and from the other side of the bed - a pound of earth is on the spatula. You have three samples. Stir, wet this soil and lean against the litmus strip. On a scale, then you determine what acidity.
My dears, I wish you good harvests so that your hand does not reach into your wallet when you are traveling on the road, acquiring greenfinch. I wish you to grow these cultures, and please you with their harvest, freshness, and, of course, bringing great health to our body.
Candidate of Agricultural Sciences Nikolai Petrovich Fursov