Citrus crops

Citrus crops

Growing lemons in an apartment is not easy. For this, it is good to have a spacious, bright room, and it requires more attention than ordinary indoor flowers. But he is hardy and durable; and how it smells!

Pot size matters. We want the seedling to live at ease, and buys a large pot. But in fact, we are destroying the plant. The size of the pot during the first transplant should not exceed 10-15 cm (the diameter of its upper part).

Indoor lemon, with proper care, can give many fruits: in the middle lane, one 5-7-year-old plant bears 15-50 fruits per year. Now the indoor culture of Pavlovsk lemon is very popular.

An article on growing tangerines at home. In it you will learn how to care for, how to propagate tangerines, as well as varieties of tangerines.

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The spring months of March and April are the most fertile times for the propagation of citrus plants: you can grow your own plant from the seed, and then graft it to it, or get it vegetatively (by cutting or layering). Usually a lemon is grown in the first way, to which a cultured lemon, orange, tangerine, kinkan are grafted at will. But getting tangerine plants from seed is usually not practiced.

Almost everyone knows that citrus fruits are an exceptional source of vitamin C, but not many manage to get these fruits in their room. Analyzing the range of problems faced by amateurs, we can conclude that most errors arise from ignorance of the biology of these plants.

Citrus crops - garden and vegetable garden

Meteorus motley - Meteorus versicolor Wesm. Polyphagous parasite of young caterpillars of hawthorn, pine silkworm and other lepidoptera species. The larva overwinters in the caterpillar. Having finished feeding, the larva leaves the host's body and pupates in a cocoon. Usually small light brown cocoons of the parasite hang from branches on silky threads. It develops in two generations.

Forocera mobile - Phorocera agilis R. - D. Adult larvae overwinter in puparia in the soil. They take off in early May. The female starts laying eggs in 5.7 days, placing them on the body of adult gypsy moth caterpillars and nuns of III - V instars. The larva finishes development in caterpillars of the last instar, forms puparia in the soil, and diapauses from July to spring of the next year. Develops in one generation.

Entomophagous coccidi. Citrus fruits, tea, pomegranate, persimmons and other subtropical crops are seriously damaged by brown, destructive, yellow orange scale insects, soft false shield, Australian grooved, citrus and grape mealybugs, tea - tea pulvinaria, mulberry, pomegranate and others.

What to sow in March for seedlings

In March, it is already possible to sow the majority of flower and vegetable plants for seedlings - a sunny day arrives, which means that by the end of the month it will be possible to do without supplementary lighting. When choosing a convenient sowing date, pay attention to the manufacturer's description and count the number of days: from sowing to planting in open ground, from sowing to planting in a heated greenhouse.

We sow in the first half of March!

Vegetables and flowers:
- for planting in heated greenhouses tall hybrids of sweet
- peppers, tall and medium-sized early-ripening tomatoes
- early flowers: sweet peas, petunia, begonia, viola and others
- leeks and black onions to get turnips in one summer.
If you do not have the opportunity to plant tomato and pepper seedlings in a permanent place in late April - early May in a greenhouse, seeds for seedlings should be sown later.

In March, it's time to sow the seeds of indoor plants:

- hippeastrum
- dwarf pomegranate
- gloxinia
- coffee
- laurel
- citrus fruits
- lemon eucalyptus
- palm tree
Most houseplant seeds can be sown all year round. But in March, the duration of natural daylight hours increases, which makes it possible to do without artificial supplementary lighting. In addition, seedlings grown from seeds sown in March have time to get stronger by autumn, which allows them to survive the next winter without losses.

We plant corms of indoor plants:
- achimenes
- begonia
- gloxinia
- caladium

Potted plants for the garden
The beginning of March is a suitable period for sowing seeds of plants suitable for potting and gardening:
- balsam
- brovallia
- coleus
- kufeya
- pelargonium
- schizanthus
- fuchsia

Biennial or perennial plant. Fennel is a spicy, vegetable and medicinal herb. Has a sweet-spicy taste and smell of dill. In home cooking, young leaves, overgrown thickening of the stem and seeds are used, when salting cucumbers - stems, in baking and cooking - seeds. Fennel is harvested when thickening on the stem with a diameter of 8-10 cm along with leaves is formed.

An annual essential oil plant. Basil greens have a rich, pleasant aroma with a pungent pepper flavor. It is used in cooking, when salting vegetables and preserving them, and often in folk medicine. For the preparation of dry aromatic powder, the basil is harvested at the beginning of flowering.

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