SNOW: AND WARMING TREES, AND ... FASTING?
Experts advise amateur gardeners to accumulate snow in winter in tree trunks and on a berry plantation. The explanation is simple: snow "cover" - the best protection of plants from frost. On the Internet, information about the benefits of snow is much broader. Here are some news that commented Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Valery Matveev.
Recently I read the following: scientists have found that snow contains nutrients, which in large quantities enter the soil along with the melt water, thereby fertilizing it ...
- Any water contains any impurities: sea - mineral salts and trace elements, organic matter gets into the river. The same applies to the "water from heaven", in which we find nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium under a microscope ...
Another point: any water, even distilled, carries its inherent information. Snow in the garden, having accumulated solar energy, gives it to plants when it thaws. Therefore, melt water is useful: it can be called a natural stimulant that has a beneficial effect on plant growth.
And in the spring you can do without fertilizing fertilizers?
Definitely not! Melt water stimulates the absorption of nutrients, but does not replace the introduction of mineral and organic fertilizers containing these most useful substances.
Are those gardeners right, who still scatter nitrogen and phosphorus-potassium fertilizers in the snow (they say, with melt water they will go straight to the roots)?
“Nitrogen fertilizers are useless in this way — they simply evaporate.” In addition to thawed patches and slush in the garden,
where the nitrogen gets, you will not get another result. These fertilizers need to be embedded in the soil in spring (in April). If you scatter phosphorus and potassium in the snow, the thawed snow will wash them out of the circle.
Other "inventors" dissolve the fertilizer in water, pour it in a basin and freeze it. "Nutritious" ice in February is laid out in a circle around the trunk, covered with manure. So in spring they solve the problem of watering and feeding the garden, pre-digging along the crown of the groove ...
- What for? In spring, the plants get enough moisture with melt water. With regard to top dressing, the same result can be achieved by applying the basic mineral fertilizers (phosphate and potash) in the autumn, as well as nitrogen fertilizers in April (prikopav them).
FERTILIZER ON SNOW - VIDEO
Recorded by Victoria Gulko