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Vegetables on a balcony: 5 secrets of a harvest

If you want to grow up a small kitchen garden on a loggia or even a window sill, now it is a high time to be engaged in it. The cucumbers, tomatoes, pepper which are grown up by you, certainly, will be the most tasty and during blossoming and fructification will decorate an interior.

Of course, it will not be able to support completely a family, but will allow not only to save a little, but also to have moral satisfaction. So pleasantly not only to see result of the work, but also to taste it. The vegetables which are grown up by the hands always the most tasty and fragrant, you raised them with love.

Usually people try to grow up vegetables on a window sill in the middle of winter. When swept up dachas snow, and with the earth there is a wish to tinker.

But this occupation for more skilled vegetable growers (illumination is necessary, and it minimizes all economy). Now light day very long and it is not difficult to grow up a harvest on a window sill at all. The main thing - desire and is a little patience.

the bad ecology is a spoon of tar in our barrel of honey, air in the cities is not especially pure. But and products which we buy in the market are grown up not in environmentally friendly zones.


Besides, it is unknown how many toxic chemicals to them were necessary to absorb. And on the tiny bed you can reduce intake of harmful substances in vegetables.

it is Enough to p to follow elementary rules:


the Crackling cucumbers - the most widespread vegetable on our window sills.

They quickly grow at

and now still it is safely possible to grow up them from seeds. At the choice of a grade give preference to self-fertile hothouse hybrids.

the Pot for a plant has to be not less than five liters (better ten). Surely lay a drainage (expanded clay, clay crocks) on a bottom. The soil has to be friable, fertile and not sour.

Add on 10 liters of a substratum 2 tablespoons of a nitrofoska, 1 h a spoon of sulfate of magnesium, 1 - 2 a glass of wood ashes. It is desirable to kill Semyon previously, and then to seed on one in a pot.

is good “to lodge“ a cucumber at east window. On South side not to do without protection against the scorching sun beams.

Cucumbers well grow at

and fructify at the increased humidity of air. Put on a window sill of container with water and in hot days moisten air from a sprayer with a thin raspyl (that on leaves there was no drop left).

begin to Feed up a plant in a month after landing. Now on sale a wide choice of fertilizers for each concrete culture, it is very convenient to use them.

Take care of a lane that the cucumber liana beautifully twined a window. In lower 4 - 6 knots needs to remove lateral escapes and pistillate flowers. Other lateral escapes need to be truncated.

Attentively read to

recommendations on a bag of seeds. At each grade - the features.


Tomatoes “win“ window sills more and more actively.

Selectors removed many grades of a tomato especially for cultivation in the room. They differ in the compact sizes of a bush and high decorative effect.

Fruits on them small, but very tasty and fragrant. And because on their bush there is a lot of, the harvest turns out quite decent.

In the market the season of sale of seedling is not ended by

yet. Buy several bushes and you are convinced that it is not difficult to grow up tomatoes on a window sill at all.

the Capacious pot, a good drainage, nutritious soil - here the main conditions of success.

Tomatoes do not love damp air, they do not need to be sprayed. It is necessary to water the soil in hot weather daily, in cloudy - once a week.

plants have enough to Feed up once a month. During blossoming of a branch it is necessary to shake a little to improve pollination.

Should not break tomatoes immature. Spey on a bush, they become fragrant and juicy. We lack it in purchased fruits.


on window sills also relatives of tomatoes - eggplants Perfectly grow.

Pepper - the real find for a tiny kitchen garden. Especially sharp. It has a compact bush and multi-colored bright small fruits.

the growing pepper as a smart bouquet, and advantage of it considerable Looks. Fruits can be dried and one plant completely will satisfy your needs for a hot pepper.

If you want to grow up sweet pepper, there will be not enough one plant. Now not late to buy seedling in the market. Choose a grade with medium-sized fruits.

at one window multi-colored peppers Beautifully look. And here sharp with a sweet row you should not grow up. It is better to place them in different rooms. Otherwise fruits on all bushes can become bitter.

the Main requirement of pepper - a friable substratum. Roots have to breathe. Be not overzealous with watering and more often (but it is superficial) you loosen the soil.


only with warm water. If weather costs hot, in the morning and moisten leaves in the evening.

Greens and spices

Greens and spices needs also absolutely to be had constantly near at hand. Not to buy a bunch of parsley or fennel when only one branch is necessary.

In the room can grow up various grades of salad, mustard, fennel and various spices.

Adding them to salads, meat dishes, soups, you will be able to impact absolutely new relishes to the most usual dishes. Besides, it is the real well of vitamins.

These plants of a skorospela are also simple

in leaving. But there is one feature - temperature has to be of 18 - 20 degrees. their crops are better to postpone until early fall.

the Choice of cultures for your window sill depends on taste and the imagination. It is possible just to dig out at the dacha bushes of parsley, mint, long-term onions and everything that you love and to replace in pots. It will turn out very simply, beautifully, conveniently and favourably.

of 5 secrets of success

1. Give preference to small-fruited, but high-yielding hybrids and grades.

On the small square to a plant it is difficult for strong to bring up big fruits, they will turn out a little or they long will not ripen.

Small fruits ripen gradually, and you will be able to break every day fresh vegetables for dinner.

2. Do not allow drying of the soil. During a heat it happens very often. The plant can dump flowers and an ovary. If you have no time to watch humidity of the soil, arrange “sprinkling system“.

Drive a plastic bottle in the earth, having made in it previously several openings. What party to drive it, depends on the pot sizes. The main thing that on a surface there was a funnel for the gulf of water.

Roots will constantly receive moisture, and from above the earth will not crust.

3. Protect plants from the scorching sun beams. Burns on leaves and a harvest considerably can lower, and will spoil appearance of a plant.

of “Zatoniruyte“ flew down white paper - and in the room will be not so hot, and to plants will become more comfortable.

4. Do not abuse fertilizers, a saying “oil you will not spoil porridge“ here it is inappropriate.

the Norm specified in the instruction to fertilizer cannot be exceeded. And it is even better to divide it on two times (better for a thicket to feed up).

not to burn roots, a plant at first water with clear water, and then - fertilizer solution.

5. Do not force plants to compete. Having planted two bushes in one pot, you will not increase a harvest, and, on the contrary, can lose it at all.

If excess plants could not be replaced - better in general to throw out them, and then remained will thank you a generous harvest.