Greens are one of the first planted in the garden: bright green, even beds of parsley with dill often occupy the main leading positions on the site to be always at hand, because fragrant spicy herbs are used by mistresses in almost every dish. In principle, the harvest of fragrant greens can be obtained on almost any soil, if the landings have enough light and moisture. But to spice up lush bushes, it is better to provide them with good food.
How to feed dill and parsley? When growing these crops, two significant stages of fertilizer application can be distinguished, which have an impact on the future crop:
- pre-plant fertilizer:
- fertilizer during the growing season.
What fertilizer to apply to the soil before planting?
It is advisable to prepare beds for greenery in the fall, adding humus for digging( 0.5 buckets per 1 square meter).In addition, it would be nice to add a mineral complex consisting of such components( also based on 1 sq. M.):
- ammonium nitrate - 20-25 g;
- potassium salt - up to 20 g;
- superphosphate - no more than 30 g.
The complex of mineral fertilizers can also be used in the spring, just before sowing parsley and dill.
Wood ash is not recommended to be used before planting greens, especially dill, because the sprigs of grass from it acquire a red tint.
How to fertilize spicy beds after germination?
In terms of dressings, parsley is more demanding than dill, especially for its varieties, which have different needs, namely:
- Sheet varieties need more nitrogen dressings to build leaf mass. To do this, 2-3 times for the entire growing season, ammonium nitrate( 5 g per 1 square meter) is added to the beds.
- In root varieties, the entire nutritional value lies not in the leaves, but in the “roots”, therefore, for them, emphasis should be placed on potassium-phosphorus complexes. At the end of the summer, potassium salt in the amount of 5 g and a little more, 7 g, of superphosphate is added to each square meter of spicy beds.
As for the dill, if the land was well fertilized before planting, in the future this is enough. The only thing that to stimulate growth and tillering, as well as for the prevention of yellowing of foliage a couple of weeks after sowing can be fertilized with ammonium nitrate, but not too much - 8 g per square square is sufficient.
Subsequent feeding depends on the state of dill. If the bushes are developing poorly, they are watered with a nutrient solution of "green fertilizer"( for example, based on nettle).