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Life hack52. Holes for sowing seeds with cardboard cells for eggs
No more time-consuming preparation of beds for sowing seeds. There is a fun and easy way to create even and neat holes using egg carton boxes.
Simply place the cells on the ground and use them as a template to mark the holes. You can sow seeds in each hole or adjust the spacing between plants by skipping 1-2 holes depending on the crop. This method will save you a lot of time and effort, and you will end up with perfectly aligned seed holes.
Life hack53. How to propagate rare varieties of potatoes with the help of “eyes”
The method that our grandmothers used during the war years due to a lack of seed material is now actively used to propagate expensive and rare varieties. Each eye on the tuber contains a full-fledged bud, which is able to grow into a viable plant with a root system and a vegetative part. To start growing, the kidney needs only 5-10 grams from the mother tuber.
Potato seed tubers are carefully selected and sorted, leaving only healthy specimens. The cutting knife must be disinfected (for example, with alcohol). In order to prevent infection of the wound with an infection, cut slices with eyes are not planted immediately, but kept in the shade for several days until the cuts dry out. Slices are also rolled in ashes for prevention.
Planting is carried out 5-6 days after cutting, while the slices can be stored in a wooden box, laid out in a single layer in the shade. Summer residents note an increase in the yield and marketability of potatoes grown from “eyes”.
Advice! Not all buds on the tuber are active, so cutting into slices is best done after germination, when you can determine exactly which eyes will give a healthy and strong plant.
To be continued…