An unpretentious tomato variety with large tasty fruits of the Siberian selection "Königsberg"

Since March, the garden and vegetable garden have been in a phase of active awakening and development. They vital resources for the formation of stems, leaf plates. Let's explore the most suitable plant supplements for this season.

All crops have a similar fertilization scenario. In March, nitrogen is used to awaken the plant and help it grow stems and leaves. Phosphorus, potassium and other additives are then added to the plant nutrition to harvest delicious crops and lush flowers.

The main contributors to development in spring are nitrogen compounds, phosphorus and potassium.

Natural supplements suit everyone, use:

  • manure as a nitrogenous supplement;
  • ash as a potassium supplement;
  • bone meal as a phosphorus supplement.

In early spring, trees need nitrogen supplements. Then they need support in the formation of flowers and fruits.

During the thaw, most of the nitrogen is removed from the soil. Nitrogen is a building material for plants. It is vital for trees during the active growing season. In March, it is better to use soluble mineral supplements.

You can use several different feedings at intervals of 2-3 weeks, or choose one:

  • foliar treatments 0. -0. % urea (nitrogen-containing feeding);
  • ammonium nitrate in the form of a 5% solution (fertilizer based on nitric acid salt);
  • slurry (containing nitrogen and potassium) take 500 g for 2 liters of water.

If the additives are used in dry form (granules), then after the procedure, abundant irrigation is required.


Why dry marigolds

Cactaceae are amazing succulent plants that grow in deserts or rainforests. This large family consists of diverse, unusual varieties, differing in both appearance and needs and preferences. All of them have the ability to absorb and store moisture, using reserves during droughts.

But, despite the fact that desert and forest dwellers need a slightly different care, watering cacti is very similar, with the exception of some nuances. How to water these plants so as not to harm?

Where to put the cactus

Place the plant in a bright place, on a windowsill or next to a window. If there is little light, the cactus will stretch out and deform over time. In the warm season, when the temperature does not drop below + 16-18 ° C, take the green pet to the balcony. But do not forget to make sure that it does not get burned. Place in the shade or cover with paper or gauze for the first few weeks. And remember that with a burn on the plant, pale and discolored areas first appear, and then light brown dry spots that do not go away over time.

If you want your cactus to bloom in spring or summer, let it overwinter at about + 10 ° C. Just place the plant between window frames or in another cool place and cover with a film or glass screen.

If this is not possible, leave the cactus in the same place.

What determines the frequency of watering

Most cactus species are not recommended to be watered frequently. Such care can greatly harm them, because the abundance of moisture squeezes the air out of the ground and literally chokes the roots. As a result, rot and other diseases begin to develop, pests may appear and the culture will begin to die off.

Some cactus species respond well to increased watering. These include, for example, the Schlumberger cactus (Zygokaktus).

In a ceramic pot, soil dries out faster than in a glass or plastic pot

Depending on some factors, the features of watering a cactus can be very different.

  • Plant type. Different types of cacti require specific watering regimes. There are types of cacti that need a lot of water for normal development (Decembrist, Epiphyllum, Ripsalidopsis). But cacti like mammillaria, hymnocalycium, lobivia do not tolerate an abundance of moisture in a pot.
  • How to water a cactus depends largely on where it is located, namely on the lighting. For example, if it is on the sunny side, more watering will be required, because the earth will dry out faster.
  • The higher the temperature and the lower the humidity, the faster the water evaporates and the more liquid the plant needs. If the temperature on the thermometer is about + 5 ... + 10 degrees, then watering is not recommended at all!
  • In a ceramic pot, the earth dries out faster than in a glass or plastic one, so more watering is needed.
  • During an active growing season, the plant needs more water, and during rest, watering is minimized.

On city flower beds, in front gardens and on balconies of high-rise buildings from June until the very frost, bright and unpretentious marigolds delight us with their sunny petals, or ...

Appearance of tomatoes

Any kind of Königsberg tomato looks very impressive: the shape of the fruit is not the classic "tomato", it resembles either an eggplant or a large plum, but in any case, the appearance of a ripe tomato makes you want to taste it sooner.

The appetizing of the Konigsberg fruits is undeniable, and this feeling is not deceiving

The bushes, when formed correctly, do not look gigantic, but they resemble a certain tomato tree, densely hung with large fruits of varying degrees of ripeness.

Königsberg fruits grow in clusters of several pieces

Scope of the fruit

All subspecies of this tomato have a great taste and rich tomato aroma, so their purpose is universal. Tomatoes are used fresh for food, added to summer salads and appetizers, and also used for preservation. And if only some of the subspecies are used for whole-fruit canning - with the smallest fruits, then any fruits of tomatoes from the Konigsberg series can be used to prepare tomato paste, juice or ketchup.

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Advantages and disadvantages of Konigsberg, differences from other varieties

Tomato Konigsberg is really special, although, of course, in appearance it can be confused with some others: there are now a huge number of varieties and hybrids. So, for example, the fruits of a rather new early-ripe tomato Kaspar 2 are very similar to it in shape, but at Konigsberg they are 2-3 times larger. The same applies to the fruits of the Emperor tomato, but the taste of the latter is assessed only as good.

A feature of the Konigsberg variety is that it has practically no flaws. The relative disadvantages are sometimes called the fact that the crop does not ripen very early, and the fact that most of the fruits do not fit in standard cans for canning. But for salting, there are many other varieties specially created for this purpose! This is both a good old Novice, and no less well-deserved Novelty of Pridnestrovie ...

The most important advantages of the Konigsberg tomato are:

  • high adaptive abilities, allowing to grow and bear fruit in any climate;
  • increased resistance to most diseases;
  • excellent appearance of tomatoes;
  • very high yields, almost independent of whether the tomato is grown in the open field or in the greenhouse;
  • drought resistance, up to heat resistance;
  • excellent fruit taste and bright aroma;
  • a variety of colors within one variety, allowing you to find an admirer "for every taste and color."

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