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  1. Natalia Gortseva

    I noticed that neighbors in March each year throw potassium nitrate and superphosphate around the site. They say that during the melting of the snow, the earth is more evenly saturated with nutrients. And so that fertilizers would not be washed away, low sides were installed from an old flat slate. Is this method effective?

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    • "Do it yourself"

      - Superphosphate is poorly and long dissolved in water. When introduced in March, it will only be available to plants by mid-summer. Therefore, it is better to add it to the soil in autumn after harvesting. Potassium nitrate contains potassium and nitrogen, which are particularly strongly lacking in the “garden residents” in the spring. But to make fertilizer makes sense only where there are already plants.

      Nitrogen from potassium nitrate is immediately washed from empty beds with melt water, and when you later sow the seeds, the plants will suffer from a lack of nutrients. As for slate, it does not save from washing out of fertilizers, but it can be an excellent basis for creating high warm beds.

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  2. Eugene

    In the autumn, they did not have time to add dolomite flour to the site. Sprinkled in December on the first snow. Is there any sense of this treatment? Or will it have to be repeated in the spring?

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    • "Do it yourself"

      - If the area is flat (spring, it does not erode the meltwater), then re-entering the spring is optional. In fact, calcium and magnesium carbonates (from dolomite flour) are slightly soluble and move slightly in the soil (they will not disappear from your site).

      At the same time, such a low mobility in the soil necessitates the introduction of dolomite flour and other calcareous ameliorates under the main tillage (digging), in order to ensure a more uniform distribution of calcium and magnesium carbonates in the arable layer. Therefore, in spring, it is advisable to dig up the area or loosen it to the depth of 10-15.

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