The result - there is nothing to breathe, in the summer - hell, children get sick, old people die. How to escape? Leave in the city only work, and take the family out of town.
So everyone who can, and do, and we have a new country boom. Having appeared on the earth, hostesses want to use in kitchen not knows on what the grown-up fruits from shops, and the freshest and most natural food. Learn to grow plants themselves and face problems. The main one is the quality of the soil.
You purchased the plot, and did it happen that its soil turned out to be too light sandy, drying out in a flash, or heavy, hard as stone, and not suitable for processing?
In the first case, you can search for information on the topic "How to grow at least something in the sand?", Let's talk about heavy loam now. Working with clay soil is difficult at first, very difficult, especially if you act according to a pattern: start by digging. But you can do without this painful stage. Here are helpful tips and options for those who do not want to give up:
1. Collect the seeds of lupine, burdock, any powerful plants, let them be many, very many. We still have enough sprouting seeds for free. From the seeds of the cow parsnip Sosnowski and the thistle are probably better to refuse, although in principle they can be used if you approach the matter wisely. Mix the seeds with mud and slurp the mixture where you want to get loose earth in a year or two. Above it would be good to tuck straw and straw, scatter the leaves, sawdust and, again, the paper from the shredder, there is no need for such valuable material to burn in landfills.
2. Impermeable clay can be drilled. Drilling. And pour seed into the holes. On a flat solid surface, having made more holes, you can place the seeds with a broom, and not lay out one by one. Also, with a broom, sand can be placed along the holes, which will provide air access to the seeds.
3. Pulling the rope to get a straight line, you can grind a slot through the grinder, into which the curb tape will then be inserted. After that, the space bounded by it is covered with fertile land. Many cultures can be planted on long narrow beds made with drip irrigation. But the trellis is obligatory, because plants are far from immediately able to pierce the clay and provide the roots with stability.
4. "This is in the dirt." Very good advice. When the earth becomes limp in the spring, fill it with free seeds (see point 1) and, if you have it, with any organic matter, be it small branches, stalks of last year's herbaceous plants, cleaning that you dried on the battery for the beloved cottage in the winter.
5. It is a pity that we do not have animals that would knead the dirt with sharp claws, deepening the seeds and all trash in the soil. Although why not get animals for the season? Small, viscera-guinea pigs, for example, will be a great joy. Cute funny creatures, and they are not necessarily. Why should we believe that a pet must become meat? Or that it should be put to sleep if we cannot take it to the city. Give the mumps (goat, chicken, goose, guinea fowl) to the villager or ask him to hold it for a small fee until the next season. The same mumps, if you save her life, will help improve the soil - sow and tame the weeds - about thirty years, and the goose - all eighty.
6. Where you walk, lay or lay a concrete tile. Take care never to squeeze the soil, which has already become loose. Some owners make tracks with high curbs and, when they need to get to the middle of the bed, put a thick board across the curbs (the longer the distance, the thicker so as not to bend). You can lay out concrete blocks on the site and put the boards on them. For an old person, this is not suitable, but for the young it is fun. A good option - half logs flat side up.
7. Around the grooves in which the water stands, the soil becomes soft. The whole area can be covered with a network of grooves and raised beds. Pickaxe, shovel, hoe, plow in the spring mud, grinder on the summer stronghold - anything to add relief to the soil. And if possible, reinforce it with curb tape, or slate, or bricks, or boards, or weave. True, in this case it is impossible to mow. But I do not write for those who have a lawn on loam, but rather for those who have the ground bare and hard as a sole.
In conclusion, I want to say a few words about the alternative history and its views on the soil. Perhaps this is nonsense, but there is some evidence that ancestors (or aliens) used a more serious weapon, something that we have. And our clays are destroyed cities, and the black soil is soils grown by genuine farmers. There is evidence that melons were grown in Moscow. More recently, miracles in the garden worked Efim Grachev. Polycarbonate he did not have.
It is said that the soil in nature is created extremely slowly, a centimeter per year. And we plow it over the decade. If alternative historians are right, then a meter layer of chernozem can be made in half a century. On our clays, on the remains of a murdered civilization, we must not shed tears, but wiggle convolutions. And stubbornly restore the former magnificence, and not to exploit its pitiful remnants. If you are able to multiply, count the areas that we can make fertile if each family invests only six hectares. Impressive?