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Agrotechnics

Techniques, methods of cultivation and cultivation of plants
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Important!
Seeds that have passed stratification, we send wet in perlite, and if you received dry seeds (without perlite), which means that they have not passed stratification and you, if it is required for seeds, need to stratify!

Seeds of coniferous plants

Pine general
The soil needs light. It can be either light mineral soil (sand, sandy loam), or compost based on peat. Heavy soils can lead to the death of seedlings.

Lighting should be as much as possible from the first days after germination of seeds. Pine is a very light-loving breed and the slightest shading leads to a noticeable weakening of growth. The more light, the better.

The depth of sowing is no more than 1 cm in boxes (no more than 2 cm when sowing in the ground), ideally the seeds should be only so covered with earth that they do not dry out and that the sprouting root does not bulge out of the ground.

Soaking before planting is useful and accelerates germination.

It is believed that soaking in thawed ice water increases germination and germination energy (although this is a controversial issue). Good results are obtained by keeping seeds before sowing in water at room temperature, or, better, in wet gauze or filter paper, for a day or a little less.

You can generally keep the seeds in wet gauze before pecking (as they do with cucumber seeds), and then plant the seeds in pots, if we are talking about growing seedlings at home.

Scratching, piercing, etc. in the case of pine, it does not give any results - the seed shell is already soft enough, it does not interfere with swelling and germination.

Since pine is a coniferous plant, it, like others, is susceptible to fungal diseases, which means that the first year it is necessary to treat seedlings with Phytosporin or another analog. During the stratification of seeds, it is necessary to ensure that mold does not appear on them. Inspection and ventilation of seeds help to avoid this.

It is necessary to transplant from boxes to a growing or permanent place in the first year in autumn, when sowing in the ground, it can be transplanted to a permanent place for the second year in spring or autumn, the pine tree takes root well.
Thunberg Pine
Seeds can germinate without pre-sowing preparation. Stratification at 2-5 ° C for 1-3 months stimulates germination.

When germinating at home, the seeds show the best germination when they germinate in a mini-greenhouse. They are covered with some kind of stretch film or at least a transparent bag and placed on the windowsill, where half the sun, half the shadow. Once a day, it is necessary to remove the film for half an hour, for ventilation and so that mold does not start. After removing the greenhouse, it is advisable to sprinkle the needles with water every day. This is also very important.
Elliot 's Pine
Seeds can germinate without pre-sowing preparation. Stratification at 2-5 ° C for 1-3 months stimulates germination. When germinating at home, the seeds show the best germination when they germinate in a mini-greenhouse. They are covered with some kind of stretch film or at least a transparent bag and placed on the windowsill, where half the sun, half the shadow. Once a day, it is necessary to remove the film for half an hour, for ventilation and so that mold does not start. After removing the greenhouse, it is advisable to sprinkle the needles with water every day. This is also very important.
Red Japanese Pine
Seeds can germinate without pre-sowing preparation. Stratification at 2-5 ° C for 1-3 months stimulates germination. When germinating at home, the seeds show the best germination when they germinate in a mini-greenhouse. They are covered with some kind of stretch film or at least a transparent bag and placed on the windowsill, where half the sun, half the shadow. Once a day, it is necessary to remove the film for half an hour, for ventilation and so that mold does not start. After removing the greenhouse, it is advisable to sprinkle the needles with water every day. This is also very important.

What is agrotechnics?

Most, hearing the word agrotechnics for the first time, will think of special machines, such as a tractor, lawn mower, etc. But in fact this is not the case. Let's consider what agrotechnics is.


Agrotechnics is an agricultural direction that includes methods of development, cultivation, increasing fertility, as well as growing plants on any type of soil.


Its main types include soil cultivation, fertilization and fertilizing, weeding and harvesting. Under agrotechnics, it is customary to understand the process of cultivating fruit orchards, the territories of country houses and dachas, parks, the development of plots with the use of plants and flowers. It is mainly aimed at ennobling the environment.


At the moment there are two main types of agricultural machinery - traditional and natural. Most often, the natural type is used in suburban and suburban areas.


The features of natural agrotechnics include:


● cultivation of the land;


● use of natural and artificial fertilizers to improve soil properties;


● treatment of pests and diseases.


The main task of natural agricultural technology is to improve soil fertility. Thanks to this, you can get:


● increase in yield;


● natural products without harmful additives;


● the appearance of immunity in plants to major natural diseases and pests;


● improving the taste of vegetables, fruits and berries;


● reduction of energy and labor costs for cultivating the soil, its processing;


● Facilitate the feeding of the earth.


So, how to cultivate a plot?

Basic rules of working with soil

Agrotechnical care is:

● Non-waste processing technology. If you apply this method of soil cultivation, then all the useful substances and trace elements are preserved in the earth, the natural layers of the earth will not be disturbed, preserving the fertile layer. This allows it to only increase over time, and, therefore, the amount of harvest increases. As a result, thanks to such agricultural technology, the soil will become fertile and healthy.

● Normalization of acidity. It is very important if you plan to plant seedlings of vegetable crops to normalize the acidity. With an increased acid content in the fertile layer, drying occurs and it becomes much harder to process. It becomes more difficult for plants, trees and shrubs to obtain trace elements contained in the earth, such as phosphorus, ammonia, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

● Plastering. All saline soils must be subjected to gypsum. This will allow replacing sodium ions with calcium ions, which leads to an increase in the fertility of the earth.

● Insulation and loosening. If you have clay or damp soil on your site. You can improve its quality by adding sand or agroperlites. Thanks to them, the soil will not crack, and the appearance of mold, crust and the occurrence of the rotting process is also excluded.

● Restoration of soil structure. It is very important not just to use the land until it loses all its properties, but also to restore it in a timely manner. This can be done with the help of natural mineral fertilizers.

What plants can be planted
to improve the quality of the soil?

In order to maintain the fertility of the soil and give it the opportunity to recover, you can use the basic rules of agricultural technology. These include the regular planting of siderate plants. They need to be planted up to three times in one season.


The siderates are sealed or simply mowed into the budding phase and repeated sowing in the same place.


The types of such plants include:

● cruciferous crops (rapeseed, mustard),

● cereals (oats, rye),

● legumes (vetch, peas, lupin),

● phacelia, buckwheat and their mixtures

● Marigolds and calendula.

How to use fertilizers?

Fertilizers can improve the quality of the soil and increase yields.


One of the most popular are humates. These include a fairly large group of substances that are made on the basis of humic acid salts. The advantages include easy dissolution in water and no harm to both the plant and the person. Humus will help you fertilize the soil in a timely manner, while not using chemicals.


The second large group of fertilizers is microbiological preparations. They contain live cultures of selected beneficial microorganisms with specified controlled properties.


Their main advantages include:

● during watering, the water will be immediately absorbed into the ground, and not spilled on the sides;

● Improves air intake;

● the soil becomes rich in humus and other beneficial bacteria;

● due to the fact that the number of weeds is significantly reduced, the plant receives more useful substances;

● the number of diseases in plants is reduced;

● the soil becomes much easier to process and cultivate;

● the yield increases significantly, the plants continue to bear fruit until frost several times a season.


All organic preparations are completely safe for plants and for humans. Their content in the fruit does not exceed the norm.


Applying these basics of agricultural technology, you will be able to grow a rich harvest of vegetables, fruits and berries on your dacha plot.