What summer resident. What to do in February?

What summer resident. What to do in February? With the arrival last month of winter is already felt and the approach of spring. Day length increases markedly, the sunlight becomes more, here's just the heat until she expected - in February are often cold pokruche January. So now, the garden should be given special attention.

The fact that the trees were already relaxed and actually came out of winter dormancy (dormancy), ready for active growing season. And just because of the low temperatures they are still in a state of forced rest. In the second half of February, most likely solar-thermal burns trees.

How is this happening? During the day the sun blazed in a rather intense black bark of trunks and branches on the south side of the crown, heating them and provoking the beginning of sap flow. And after sunset the temperature drops sharply, the cell fluid freezes, there is considerable damage to the tissues, provoking them further extinction. In those days the amplitude of diurnal temperature fluctuations in the cambium of apple, for example, can reach 30 degrees and more.

To prevent such damage, it is very important to make 1,111,112 in February. whitewashing of fruit trees [/url] Unless they were whitewashed in the autumn, or restore the old if it is washed off the autumn rains. Do it at a temperature not lower than -5 degrees. You can even spray the solution all the crown. Incidentally, it is better to use the whitewash of industrial production - it is based on the bark of up to two years.

Prolonged February thaw can harm and other fruit and berry crops. Care should be taken to the plantations garden strawberries does not stagnate in snowmelt, or when it freezes there is acute shortage of oxygen in the zone of roots and plants will die. Bare snowless areas strawberry and other perennial crops warm dry peat, straw, manure pereprevshy. The plants themselves are covered with pine needles of spruce branches, or other suitable material.

In the garden of conduct similar operations: if necessary, dig ditches to drain the water (especially in the area of planting bulbs - Tulips , Daffodils and other), and bare shoots overwintering perennial cover.

In stores must be carefully inspect planting flowers (corms гладиолусов, клубни георгинов And others) for germination. This often happens at the end of winter, then you should adjust the temperature of storage or transfer them to a cooler place.

Since mid-February in the presence теплички with additional illumination, many gardeners already beginning to grow seedlings of plants for film greenhouses: баклажанов, перцев , Tomatoes, celery, lettuce. If you sow the seeds of tomatoes, 15 February, then in June will be the first harvest. And to get fresh огурцы на подоконнике к началу мая, семена на рассаду нужно посеять не позднее 20 февраля. В феврале высевают и семена некоторых цветов для получения рассады: лобелии, сальвии, анютиных глазок , Clove Chabot and others.

If it is not possible to grow seedlings under artificial light, it should not hurry. After all, natural light is still not enough, seedlings will stretch and grow weak and frail. Therefore, those who do not have the right conditions, seeding is better to defer until the end of the month or until March.

Brighten winter days are past and create a mood in the house in spring you can use the blossoming branches Forsythia, cherry, plum - someone that is on the site. It is desirable to cut them a sunny afternoon during a thaw, selecting those in which more flower buds (they are round). If the frost on the street, then branches immediately into the vase do not call, they need to survive for about a day in a cool place for a gradual thawing, or immerse in cool water for several hours. Then put a bouquet in a vase with a slightly sweetened boiled water at room temperature which will need to be changed once a day. Ten days later you will already enjoy the first to 11,111,120. spring flowers [/url] .