Advice 1: How to grow on a windowsill salad

In the cold season, the human body lacks vitamins and minerals. However, they can be filled with greenery, grown with their own hands at home. The leaves of lettuce are high in vitamin C, sulphur, carotene, iodine and potassium salts which are so necessary to maintain immunity. Grow on your windowsill salad.
You will need
  • - boxes;
  • seeds of lettuce;
  • - potassium permanganate;
  • - humus;
  • loam;
  • - sand.
Instruction
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To grow salad at home, it is recommended to use boxes of square shape. Since this plant has a small root system and are rich in leaf mass, the salad required an increased amount of moisture in too narrow boxes of soil dries quickly. Optimal capacity size is 60x60 inches, while the height of the box about 10-12 inches.
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The most suitable soil composition for planting salad should consist of two parts humus, two parts humus and one part sand. You can purchase soil mixture in the flower shop. Tamp the prepared soil in the box and pour warm water with a small amount of potassium permanganate (to get a pale pink solution). Make a well in the land of the groove depth of one centimeter, the distance between them should be approximately twelve inches, and sow the seeds (not a lot). After sowing the soil again pour warm water (approximately thirty degrees).
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Put the box in a dark place until germination, do not forget daily to spray the soil with a spray bottle with warm water. When the sprouts hatch, put a box on permanent light place – on a windowsill.
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Care for salad is not difficult, no need to do any fertilizing. It's important to often be watered about every day or two (but in the absence of direct exposure to sunlight during watering, otherwise the leaves will get burn). Water the greens by sprinkling from a watering can, rinse the leaves, that they were beautiful and fresh.
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Since lettuce grows quickly, and the first harvest can already be removed three weeks after sowing. Ten days after the first sowing, you can sow the seeds in the second box, and so on throughout the entire cold season. Using the conveyor method, you will be all year round to have on your table fresh greens filled with vitamins and minerals, without chemicals and additives.

Advice 2: How to plant lettuce?

The salad is not only delicious, but also incredibly useful. The lettuce contains a lot of vitamins and minerals: ascorbic acid and citric acid, vitamins b, E and PP, sugar, glycosides, etc.
All lettuces can be planted in the first culture, as it is very cold-hardy and can withstand frosts down to -5 degrees, so planting can begin immediately as soon as will thaw the ground in the garden. For fast retrieval of the first greens you can plant the plant seedlings or grow it in a greenhouse.

Features planting watercress


This is the most precocious species, it can be eaten already in 15-17 days after planting. Make a low bed, add fertilizer: wood ash, nitrophosphate. Carefully smooth the surface and liberally pour. Make even rows at a distance of 12-15 cm from each other and a depth of approximately 1 cm Sow the seeds of cress, sprinkle with the ground. Early planting bed can be covered with a covering material, for example, lutrasilom — this will help the emergence of amicable shoots.
It is best to grow all kinds of salad on sites where the previous year had grown crops such as potatoes and cabbage, that is, after cultures, which contributed organic fertilizers.


The seedlings will Paradice. Between plants should be a distance of 4-5 cm in a week after planting, feed with urea (1 teaspoon per 10 liters of water) or complex fertilizer. After 2 weeks of cress, ready to use, in its place you can plant other types of lettuce.

Especially planting lettuce


The garden bed for lettuce preparing as well as for planting watercress. It is also possible in the fall to make rotted manure or compost and dig the bed. Lettuce can be sown under winter and early spring. Thin leaf lettuce is not necessary, pull the bushes fully the growth.
When growing iceberg lettuce should be thinned, otherwise the heads will not spin and will grow to a normal lettuce.


Features of the planting of arugula


Arugula salad with a spicy taste in the food consumed only young leaves, as old - quite bitter. This feature should be considered when planting this salad. Sowing should be done every 1-2 weeks in small portions, then at your table there will always be young fragrant leaves of arugula with a walnut-mustard taste.

Seeds of arugula zaglubljaja in the soil to 1.5 cm, they will begin to germinate on the third day and quickly touched in growth. The optimum temperature for its cultivation is 20-25 degrees, so this salad sow in late may-early June.
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