Creative search is possible in all areas, and agriculture is no exception. For example, at the individual plot of each can experiment as much as you want at your pleasure. So I went to the dacha gardening. So I want to share some experience of experimental cultivation of potatoes — without the use of any mechanization and, moreover, without plowing the land.
Because as usual planting potatoes? Trying well loosen the soil and remains in her tubers. And then you have, more than once, to fight with weeds, for whom this earth as a Paradise; then the earth and again to dig in the fall to harvest. Well even if the soil is sandy or has the opportunity to use the mechanisms, and when clay? Yes, there are only a shovel and a rake, Yes weather —rain. No, there is no inventive imagination is not enough.
To trace the course of the creative search, sometimes it is impossible. Why I came to offer readers the option to explain to is not taken. And here is the result of this process was unexpected, even for me. Judge for yourself.
For some time I do in the spring. On the virgin land of the lawn laid out on the ground potatoes and … covered with a thin layer of sawdust. You can add sawdust to peat, rotted manure or any other organic matter. Layer of the substrate of about 10 cm, if only potato could not be seen. Boarding is finished. Sawdust you need to use stale, otherwise their excessive acidity burns the sprouts and potatoes might not grow. Small acidity polupereprevshie sawdust even helpful on tubers will not be a scab. On these plots and weed less.
Potato rises as usual. Shoots break easily, the roots are easily zaglubljajutsja even in untilled land, and the entire crop is under the canopy of sawdust. The growth process of roots, it is interesting to observe: sawdust under a Bush swell, forming a hump, which becomes more and more.
To clean potatoes easy — even the tool is not needed. Bush pulled all the tubers on it, please try early potatoes. After complete maturation of the crop is easily selected from the sawdust by hand in almost any weather, even after heavy rains.