Unique ways to grow seedlings without using soil

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Good day to all! Every year in the spring, the windowsills and tables in the apartment are cluttered with boxes with seedlings. They are heavy, and the earth often wakes up through cracks and drainage holes. And, recently, I heard that seedlings can be grown without land. Is it so? If yes, tell me, please, proven methods of growing seedlings without land. I would like to try.

To date, many summer residents refuse to use soil when germinating many types of seedlings: cucumbers, corn, peas, cabbage, pepper and others. In this case, different methods of growing seedlings without land are used. Some of them are more convenient, others less. For example, you can replace the soil with sawdust - they are much easier and do not crumble with fine dust. But still, this technology is not always convenient. Therefore, it's better to tell about an even simpler way.

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A bit of theory

Cultured cultures can be divided into two groups:

  1. After germination (within 1-2 weeks), the seeds are planted in the soil (peas, cucumbers, cabbage);
  2. 1-2 weeks after germination, they are transplanted into the ground or sawdust (eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage). Landless germination in this case allows you to select the most robust shoots, as well as effectively deal with the black leg.
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We begin to germinate

The technology is as simple as possible. Take a normal cellophane bag and cut into strips about 10-12 centimeters wide. The resulting ribbon is laid on a flat, smooth surface. On top of it is spread toilet paper, which should be drenched. The paper is laid out seeds with an interval of 3-4 centimeters, 2-2.5 centimeters from the edge.

One more strip of toilet paper is laid over the seeds, after which the "sandwich" rolls into "roll". The lower part (which is further from the seeds) is lowered into a glass or a cut plastic bottle, which is filled with water by 1-2 centimeters. The capacity is put in a warm place (the temperature should be at least + 23... + 25 degrees Celsius). Illumination does not matter.

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Landing in the soil

A week later, the first shoots will appear from the "roll".

In a week they will be strong enough that the "roll" can be unwound and planted all or the strongest sprouts in the ground. The ragged toilet paper will not hurt - they will quickly rot in the ground, serving as an additional fertilizer.


You can more clearly study this technique by watching a video

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