Spring is a hot time for all gardeners and gardeners. You need to tidy up your summer cottage, cultivate the soil and prepare it for planting seedlings and various trees, shrubs or berries. In one of our articles, we talked about how you can prepare pepper seeds for planting. For those interested, you can read here. Today we will talk about which seeds you should definitely purchase, and which you can not buy in the store, but grow yourself.
We buy seeds correctly
Today on sale there is a huge selection of seeds of various crops and varieties. From beautiful, bright sachets, eyes literally run up and it is very difficult to navigate and make the right choice. Experts are of the opinion that it is better to grow zoned varieties, since they are much better adapted to the conditions of the local climate and nature.
Where can I get quality seeds? It is best to buy seeds in kiosks and shops of well-known and well-established agricultural firms and in specialized Semena stores. What are the advantages here? First, the assortment of well-known producers is updated more often, and, therefore, you have enough chances to purchase fresh seeds. The second thing that should be noted here is that the goods of these agricultural firms are constantly checked at the State Seminarial Inspection.
We definitely buy seeds:
Cucumbers, but only F1 hybrids, since the seeds you have grown will have to lie two or three years before planting. If this period is not kept, then on such plants many male flowers will form, in other words, barren flowers.
When flowering, cabbage is very easily pollinated by other cruciferous plants. For example, radish, rape. As a result of this cross-pollination, when ripe, seeds are formed with already strongly disturbed varietal properties.
And in order to get normal cabbage seeds, all cruciferous plants must be absent within a radius of ten kilometers. At the same time, the cabbage flowers themselves are covered with a specially designed material so that they do not get black pollen.
Beets – Getting their normal seeds is also difficult. In addition, they also do not always ripen in many climatic zones.
You can buy or grow: Potatoes, onions, zucchini, pumpkin, beans, peas, beans, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant.
What to buy: varieties or hybrids?
Modern hybrids that are sold in stores, especially for cucumbers, ripen quickly, give a high yield, are well resistant to various diseases and, more importantly, have a good taste and type of fruit.
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All these qualities give them serious advantages over pure varieties. But they also have disadvantages – they cannot preserve these properties in subsequent generations. Another disadvantage of hybrids is the high cost of their seeds, because their production is more laborious than varieties.
In a summer cottage or garden plot, it will still be better to plant hybrids of vegetables. Indeed, with a relatively small area of them, as a result, it will be possible to get a better and higher yield. Many cucumber hybrids have more female flowers and are therefore devoid of such unpleasant bitterness. Hybrids of late cabbage varieties can be stored for a long time (up to 12 months).
As for the crops so beloved by summer residents, like carrots, beets and radishes, it will still be better for them to grow varieties. Hybrids of all these crops are quite expensive, but in our conditions, they can not always give the result that you expect to get from them.