Back to the kitchen garden

By Admin | Garden, Garden
25 May 2016
... but all you need to do the same at home, or is prepared, so that the market "in the Market Place," did not have to buy anything ... "Arnold Regel."Russian gardens»

Most Soviet truckers were gardeners, regardless of their wishes.There were strict rules, what and how much to plant on their own six acres.In horticultural associations, special commissions are regularly tested range of landings.Long ago it was almost true.The truth is that as soon as we have the opportunity to grow anything in the stores began to sell any fruit and vegetables, regardless of the season, many gardeners pozabrosili their beds, lawns and pitched switched to exclusively ornamental plants.Those who remained loyal to the kitchen garden, almost ashamed of this session.

Fashion ecology

frankly a reason to abandon the garden had many.Troublesome, uneconomic, especially if inexperienced gardener and the country is on short visits.Actually, it happens all over the world.Growing vegetables all involved professionals who ha
ve established their production on a massive scale.

But quantity is not always into quality.When this is understood, the fashion for organic food and organic farming captured North America and Western Europe.And in England - fashion trendsetter garden - with curiosity and enthusiasm of new converts began to actively grow vegetables not only on farms, but also in the gardens.Many well-known landscape designers carried away creating decorative gardens.And in almost every garden and beautiful old park today necessarily meet manicured areas where growing cabbage and fennel, zucchini and tomatoes.And be sure - kitchen kitchen garden.

vegetable tasty, beautiful, useful

Which vegetables decorative?The answer is simple: healthy plants and their fruits are always beautiful.And they can enjoy not only the plate, but also in the garden.Huge buds cabbage and colorful salads;delicate greens carrots;carved leaves, bright flowers and large fruit squash and pumpkins;curly stems and long green beans and peas - effectively selected plants, well-kept, arranged according to a geometric pattern ridges, abundant flowers and fruits pleasing to the eye.

As for benefits, it's all relative.Yes, a small garden can be and not very profitable, but then in the store organic products are expensive.But they will never be as fresh as those you just got from your own garden.The shorter road from the beds to the plate, so tasty and useful vegetable.

And from the garden herbs will not give even hardened "neogorodniki."Just a couple of square meters, almost no maintenance, and the inexhaustible collection of herbs right outside the kitchen or BBQ area.

There is another reason that is worth a fuss.Perhaps most important, the psychological.Always a pleasure to do work that is bearing fruit.In the garden of the weighty, tangible and real benefits can be collected baskets full.

best place

remind a few rules.A place for the garden should be sunny, protected from northern winds, with readily available water for irrigation.

Growing vegetables - one of the most labor-intensive activities in the garden.Large garden - big trouble.It should be every year to clean up, dig the beds, fertilize, sow or plant the seedlings, watering, weeding, cover.But this can make a decorative garden by arranging beautiful beds, drawers, picking up plants are not only productive, but also their aesthetic qualities.Combine the vegetable garden, arranging everything (beds, arches, pergolas, balustrades and flower) in the same style and color.True to this garden looked well, they have to deal with constantly.It is only by those who are currently living in the country and has the strength and desire to care for the beds.

If you do not plan to provide for themselves and everyone near and distant relatives own vegetables year-round, and grow them solely for the joy of life, then we can do a small area allocated for vegetables.Little decorative garden does not require major capital investment in the creation and great physical costs in retirement.

Decorative garden planning, as well as a flower garden, in advance.Subject to the size of the plant, timing of flowering and fruit ripening, the overall color scheme.

It should be borne in mind that in the middle band truly beautiful it can be only in July, when the plants will grow well.And if you want to have from the beginning of summer, the beds looked decorative, landed here showy perennials: a variety of onions, rhubarb, sorrel, strawberry bushes.Combine vegetables with garden herbs, which grow lovage, hyssop, thyme, sage and other perennial grasses and overwintered curly parsley.In the early spring from scratch, designed for heat-loving plants, flowering seedlings fill - viola, calendula.These plants are very unpretentious, and they can be transplanted without prejudice in the form of blossoming from place to place.Here you can put pots of geraniums room, rosemary, laurel.

good idea to think about the seed beds to vegetables were grown to replace it.For example, to place the collected radishes can be planted has grown up leaf or lettuce.

and good to have a greenhouse.It is grown not only heat-loving vegetables and herbs, and sprouts remain frost heat-loving plants.Of course, it should be installed only if there is time, because the plants in it will have to water every day, and to ventilate the greenhouse.

pot with cabbage

There are some small areas where even a small ornamental garden - a luxury.In this case, come to the aid container vegetable growing.Almost all vegetables and herbs can be grown in this way.The individual approach and care is usually not too onerous, but give good results.To grow herbs ideal conventional planters medium sized vegetable can use any large capacity: drums, ceramic pots, plastic flower pots, baskets or wooden boxes with pre-laid inside the film and even more cans of olive oil.The main thing is that they are not knocked out of the style of your garden and house, and the amount of soil and met the requirements of the root system of the plant.In addition, we need good drainage, so that the moisture does not stagnate, and the earth did not dry up.

Basil • many varieties with different flavor and color of the leaves.Very decorative.

Marigolds • decontaminated soil.Marigold inflorescences - tagetesa upright - used as a spice.

• borage borage.The green smell and taste of cucumber.Beautiful blue flowers candy.

• Oregano plant with a pleasant fragrance, enhanced in the sunny weather.It blooms for a long time.Can be used with pickled mushrooms and cucumbers, add the meat and sauces.

Hyssop officinalis • There are three forms: white, blue and pink flowers.Used in the preparation of meat, fish, potatoes, beans, pickling cucumbers and tomatoes.

Calendula officinalis • disinfects the soil, helps to fungal diseases of plants.It has antimicrobial activity.

Catnip, catnip • flowers are white, pink, lilac.Decorative, not only flowers, but also gray-blue leaves.It can be used as a border plant.Especially prized form with a lemon scent, which is called lemon catnip.

smellage • Spice herbs.Decorative thanks to a very beautiful pinnatisect leaves.

Monarda dvoychataya, m. Fistulose m. • citric last - the most flavorful.We have Monarda fistulose dwarf varieties have a long flowering, the smell of it reminds savory.Aroma Monarda dvoychatoy similar to citrus.

• Peppermint is used as salad greens.Mentha longifolia - the highest form (up to 1 m).The flowers are purple, leaves almost gray.Mint spikelet, or curly, particularly decorative, flowers, mauve, used to decorate dishes.

nasturtium • fresh leaves, flowers and unripe seeds are used in salads and meat dishes.

scrub • Perilla purple color foliage.The aroma with hints of cinnamon.Young leaves are put in salads.

• Thyme is used for flavoring meat, mushroom and fish dishes, it is added to marinades and pickles.

Echinacea is an immune stimulant • excellent.Numerous varieties are colored inflorescences from white to purple.

B. Rubin

«Gardener» №3-2007