Increases yield, flowering intensity, increases the content of vitamins in fruits.
Means for feeding vegetable and fruit crops for the purpose of preventing and treating diseases caused by a lack of boron (heart rot in beets, hollowness of root crops, brown and red rot in cauliflower, cork tissue and scab on root crops).
Potatoes (scab disease), sugar beets, fodder root crops, apple trees and pears are especially sensitive to a lack of boron when grown on acidic, waterlogged, sandy, sandy, and also heavily limed soddy-podzolic soils.
The use of boron microfertilizers helps to increase the ovaries of fruit and berry crops during flowering, stimulates the formation of new growth points, increases the content of sugar, vitamins in grown crops, increases their resistance to adverse conditions and diseases, both during growth and during storage of the crop. Boric acid treatment of fruit and berry crops gives an increase in yield by an average of 20-25% and is highly effective in growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and cabbage.
* Boric acid is very necessary in gardening:
when the fruits of zucchini or zucchini rot,
when tomatoes in a greenhouse are stressed by heat,
when the fruits of pepper and eggplant do not set,
when there are few ovaries on cucumbers, make a solution of boric acid and spray the plants.
The recipe for using boric acid is simple: thoroughly mix 2 grams of boric acid in 500 ml of hot water (+70 + 80 ° C), after which the resulting "mother" solution is cooled and diluted with another 9.5 liters of water at room temperature.
Attention! Boron does not dissolve in cold water, therefore, to prepare the "mother" solution, the water must be heated.
How to apply:
1. To soak the seeds, dissolve the contents of the sachet in 1.0 liters of water (mother solution) and stick "1% boric acid solution".
Seeds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage are soaked in a solution: one teaspoon of stock solution per 1 glass of water.
Seeds of legumes, beets, carrots - one teaspoon of stock solution per 0.5 liters of water.
2. For spraying, dissolve the contents of the sachet in 50 liters of water.
Consumption: for vegetable and flower crops 1-1.5 liters per 10 sq.m during the period of intensive growth, shrubs - 1.5-2 liters per bush, fruit trees - from 2-3 to 5-10 liters per tree before flowering .
Boric acid for tomatoes.
Usually tomatoes are fed with a solution of boric acid three times:
1. Before flowering, when the buds have already formed: 1 g of powder per 10 liters of water, consumption - 1 liter per 1 sq.m.
2. During flowering, but not earlier than 10 days after the first spraying (boric acid during this period is necessary for fruit set - with a lack of boron, tomato flowers simply fall off). The solution is the same concentration as the first time.
3. At the stage of fruiting (best of all at its very beginning).
By the way, in the phase of the appearance of fruits, tomatoes can be fed with a mixture that, in addition to boric acid, also includes ash.
Such a complex dressing is prepared as follows: 1.5-2 liters of wood ash and 10 g of boric acid are diluted in 5 liters of boiling water, mixed thoroughly and cooled. Then water is added to make 10 liters of infusion. Before use, dilute 1 liter of the resulting infusion in another 10 liters of water to obtain a working solution for spraying on the leaf.
Application rate - 1 liter under a tomato bush (spraying is light - the solution should not drip). Such top dressing will not only accelerate fruiting, but also increase the resistance of tomatoes to late blight.
Boric acid for cucumbers.
Cucumbers are fed in the same way as tomatoes, the concentration of the solution is 0.05% (5 g of boric acid per 10 liters of water).
Boron improves the taste of cucumbers, stimulates the formation of ovaries and the development of fruits. Also, this microelement increases the drought resistance of plants, and also helps to strengthen the root system of cucumbers.
If your cucumbers show signs of a lack of potassium (the fruits have acquired a yellowish tint and resemble a pear in shape, and the edges of the leaves have brightened and bent down), then boron top dressing can be combined with potassium top dressing.
To do this, dilute 1 teaspoon (5 g) of boric acid and 10-12 potassium permanganate crystals in 1 liter of hot water. Then add up to 10 liters of water to the resulting solution and pour under the root.
Boric acid for lush flowering.
Boric acid is necessary not only in the garden, but also in the flower garden: the optimal concentration of boric acid for spraying most types of flowers is 0.5 g per 10 liters of water. For root dressing, a more concentrated solution is prepared: 1-2 g of the powder is dissolved in 10 liters of water.
Attention! It is necessary to apply a solution of boric acid in a flower garden strictly before flowering begins - at the budding stage.
Boric acid for protection against ants.
Boric acid is not only a useful fertilizer, but also an effective insecticide: it will help to cope with ants on the site: boron, getting into the digestive tract of an insect, disrupts the water balance in its body (the effect of the drug manifests itself gradually, as it accumulates). Usually, the death of ants occurs 10-12 days after using the bait with boric acid.
A few lure recipes:
* Mash 0.5 teaspoon of boric acid and 2 egg yolks. Roll the mass into small balls and spread along the ant paths.
* Grind 3 boiled potatoes with 3 egg yolks. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 10 g of boric acid, stir. Roll up the balls and place them in the habitats of the ants.
* Mix 2 tablespoons of glycerin and 1 tablespoon of water, add 1.5 tablespoons, a spoonful of sugar or 1 tsp. a spoonful of honey, 1/3 tsp. spoons of boric acid. Form balls.