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Shepherdia - a relative of sea buckthorn
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Shepherdia - a relative of sea buckthorn

I learned about shepherdia that in its merits it resembles our sea buckthorn. Sea buckthorn on my site was once grown quite good, but in order to save land I had to uproot it, which was quite laborious, as its roots turned out to be quite powerful. Now I understand that it would be easier and more useful to transplant sea buckthorn plants over the hedge, outside the site: let the landscape in front of the house adorn with its silver greenery.

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My Siberian cherries are the most winter-hardy species and varieties

I moved to the Khabarovsk Territory from the Moscow Region, and the situation with fruit greatly upset me. Here is your selection of types of fruit plants and even varieties. For example, an apple tree generally grows. Moreover, the Siberian berry apple tree is the most frost-resistant. But European varieties freeze. The apple trees in the cover culture quickly adapted.
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What to do if fruit seedlings have bitten mice or hares?

It is no coincidence that protection against rodents from shrubs and trees is considered one of the most important points in preparing the garden for winter. It is very difficult to overcome the consequences of mice and hares enjoying the bark of plants. But damage by rodents and the trunk, and branches, and roots - not always a sentence. If the warning measures did not work or were forgotten, the affected plants can still be saved, although they will have to fight for their health.
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Orlyak fern - to admire or eat?

May in the Far East is not only the beginning of the sowing / planting season, but also the appearance on the local markets of the first popular wild plants - wild garlic and fern. Collectors of these taiga gifts get out into the forest, equipped a little less than those who go to the zone of chemical pollution. In the taiga, ticks are feasting at this time.
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What not to forget to do in February to the gardener?

The weather is capricious this winter to its fullest, but still February remains February - hazelnuts bloom and dogwood blooms in the Kuban and Crimea, and frost and snow in most of Russia. The sun rises a little higher every day, and garden itching intensifies by leaps and bounds.
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Getting Ready for Spring Vaccinations

Probably, it makes no sense to tell for a long time and in detail what the vaccine is and why it is needed. Everyone who is even a little familiar with gardening, and so are well aware that vaccination is perhaps the fastest way to propagate cultivated plants, and sometimes the only one. When propagating varieties and hybrid forms, all the qualities of the mother plant can be transmitted only through the vegetative path.
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What can and cannot be planted next to pepper?

Supporters of joint plantings of vegetables, as well as those who want to save space on the garden, will probably be interested in learning about the best companions for pepper. In this article I will tell you which vegetables, flowers and herbs will create a harmonious combination with sweet and hot peppers. At the same time, successful neighbors will protect pepper from diseases and increase its productivity.
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Cherry - proper planting, shaping and care

Many of us have childhood memories associated with cherries. And it seems that it grows easily in every garden. But, in fact, this culture is not so simple for some climatic zones, and for many it is given with effort. Or maybe it’s not so difficult? Maybe you just don’t know exactly what she needs?
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Sowing calendar of vegetables for seedlings 2020

Experiments with varieties and the desire to grow a good crop of vegetables make gardeners forget about rest immediately after the winter holidays. Already in January, the seedling season begins - a period of responsible and very exciting work. And although the main months for planting seedlings of vegetable crops are March and April, in January it is time to begin preparation, and with lightning, the first crops.
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Vaccination of watermelons and melons on lagenaria - a solution for a cold climate

In the Voronezh region, where I live, not all cultures can fully develop and give a rich harvest. In recent years, the summer in our area was not too warm, and in July the "rainy season" began. Therefore, the cultivation of even early ripe varieties of watermelons and melons has become almost impossible. And last season I decided to experiment with such an interesting agricultural technique as grafting watermelons and melons on a bottle gourd - lagenaria.
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5 My Favorite Varieties and Hybrids of Zucchini Zucchini

I love zucchini for its high productivity, unpretentiousness and high taste. And every year I definitely plant several bushes of zucchini in the garden. Empirically established for myself several varieties of favorites. Since for me not only taste but also the appearance of vegetables is very important, all the varieties I have chosen are painted in different colors.
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10 secrets of a rich sunflower crop

Sunflower native to South America. Interestingly, initially its seeds went only to livestock feed. But soon people tried the seeds, and they became a cheap treat. But the sunflower oil began to be extracted only in 1840. Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
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What not to forget to do in January gardener?

The first month of the year for gardeners is usually calm and free from work. On the street - frost, everything is covered with snow, holidays ... But the gardener is somehow uncomfortable. Something seems to be missing. We got used every day from morning to evening to communicate with our garden, to constant work in the garden or vegetable garden. But, here's what an interesting thing turns out, right now, in January, you can do the garden without fuss and haste.
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Tomatoes that I grow constantly

To whom it is, but for me tomatoes are the best delicacy. No caviar and crabs can compare with a ripe sweet tomato! In the school years, my sister and I had the opportunity to spend part of the summer not in our native Moscow region, but with friends in a village near Taganrog. Apricots and peaches did not impress me as much as local tomatoes. (Such sweet, in the suburbs, of course, did not ripen).
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12 mistakes novice summer residents

Our own cottage appeared with us when I already had serious experience growing vegetables and ornamental plants on the site of my parents. However, this did not save me from the many mistakes that I made while cultivating my garden. The circumstances were such that we were forced to sell our first cottage and move to a new site.
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12 varieties of tomatoes I tested last year

In my youth, dreaming of my own plot of land, I imagined that I would plant a huge variety of plants on my beds. However, there were several taboos on this list, one of which was tomatoes. I considered them one of the most difficult cultures. Probably because they did not bear fruit, as I would like, with my grandmother, and did not produce a crop proportional to the cost of labor - from my mother.
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Acorn pumpkin is a healthy vegetable without pumpkin smell and taste.

The fruits of the pumpkin are so many-sided and variable that you wonder at their shades and shapes. At least three types of pumpkin are widely represented in the culture, on the basis of which many varieties are bred. In this article I will talk about an unusual acorn pumpkin, or "pumpkin-acorn." This pumpkin has a miniature size, a characteristic shape that gives it a resemblance to an acorn, and most importantly - an unusual pulp.
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The best annual honey plants

They got the bees. So, you need to provide them with a melliferous base. Moreover, different plants provide different quality of honey. For example, sunflower honey has an amazingly yellow dandelion shade color and is quickly candied. Linden honey has a special texture ("yak fat!", According to a familiar beekeeper) - it is fine-grained, even after crystallization it remains soft.
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9 herbs to relieve anxiety and relieve insomnia

The group of medicinal plants that have a general sedative (sedative) effect includes a large number of aromatic herbs and shrubs. When used correctly, teas and infusions from these plants help to cope with stressful situations, get rid of insomnia, and eliminate or reduce nervous excitement.
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The subtleties of autumn pruning - what to cut, when and why

With the onset of autumn, the summer chores of gardeners end - everything is grown, preserved, frozen, photographed and posted on Instagram. It's time to clean up. It is the autumn work in the garden that is so loved by many gardeners and summer residents - the summer bustle is a thing of the past, and the rustle of falling leaves leaves you feeling calm and measured.
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