How to make a warm bed with your hands
Experienced gardeners know that the low soil temperature inhibits the growth of plants.
Therefore, the return spring frosts and cold summer, can greatly reduce yields.
To protect vegetable crops from the weather and to create favorable conditions for development need to make warm beds.
El plants is due to decomposition of organic matter, which form the basis of the garden. Besides the root system of vegetables gets additional nutrients.
Warm bed with your hands
Lay warm beds better in the fall or in the spring, a month before seeding or transplanting. You should try to choose a wind protected Sunny area.
Ideal South-facing fence or any building. First, plants will be closed from winds from the North, and secondly, night time will get more heated, when the wall is to give the accumulated heat during the day.
So, dig a trench to warm the beds to a depth of 0.5 m and a minimum width of 0.4 m, but note that in the future access to the garden will be needed from all sides. Length – any.
At the bottom of warm beds stacked organic materials. For this fit, fresh grass, cut small branches, sawdust, leaves, compost, clean vegetables and so on.
Organic matter is filled in layers, alternating with a small layer of earth. The topmost layer of warm beds should consist of 20 cm of fertile soil.
Before you put the topsoil and pour a bed of urea or a solution of mullein and chicken manure. In the end cover it with black polythene.
If ground water is located very close to the surface, you can make a warm bed unmade in the same pattern and to enclose its box.
Warm patch made with your own hands to dig in the spring just loosen the top layer. Perepravnaya organic matter will provide the plants with heat and nutrients.
Sowing seeds and planting seedlings on a bed can be carried out 2-3 weeks earlier than usual.
In the first season to warm the garden you can plant herbs and vegetables that accumulate nitrates due to the high content of nitrogen, they are best left for the second and third year, and in the first year of a better place eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes.
The effect of organic matter is enough for three seasons, after that, you need to make a warm bed again.
Do not forget about regular watering, because the decomposition of organic matter need a moist environment, and due to the increased soil temperature will evaporate the moisture faster.