Oak leaf lettuce variety.
Early, productive variety. Grows in 52-63 days. Bordeaux-coloured leaves that grow back after cutting.
Grown in open ground and greenhouse. 1,0 g contains approximately 800-1200 seeds.
Seeds are sown in open ground in early April, in wide rows with row spacing of 60-70 cm. The sowing depth is 1.5-2 cm. Rolling is carried out before and after sowing. When dense seedlings appear, thinning is performed twice: in the phase of one true leaf at a distance of 5-7 cm and 1.5 months after sowing, leaving a distance of 15-20 cm between plants.
Care consists in loosening row spacing and watering.
Watering is carried out along the furrows, trying to avoid getting water on the leaves of plants.
* Slugs are one of the most common pests in garden plots: they eat salad crops, cabbage, treat themselves to apples, pears, strawberries, which they simply adore.
In addition, they often penetrate basements, where they destroy all stocks prepared for the winter. In connection with such gluttony of these creatures, there is a simple desire to destroy them all into one.
Chemistry in the fight against slugs.
Today there are many ways to overcome unwanted pests, including slugs. The most potent molluscicide are chemicals. Lots of them are produced. These products include a substance - metaldehyde. It is important not to forget that you can use molluscicides with their content no later than 3 weeks before harvest and make sure that pets do not try the drug, since it is poisonous.
No less productive for the destruction of slugs is superphosphate. Granules should be evenly scattered over the beds. It does not act for a long time, but slugs do not like it and prefer to bypass it.
Copper sulfate with the addition of sand is also a worthy remedy for solving the problem. Both preparations described above are also used as high-quality fertilizers.
Slugs do not like copper-containing preparations. That is why it is effective to use Bordeaux liquid. This is a great way to influence them.
Even simple table salt is suitable for destruction. But this method is only good for processing basements for storing fruits and vegetables. For 10 litres of water, you need 1 glass of salt. Fill the sprayer with the solution and treat the entire basement. It is undesirable to use salt on the beds, as the plants may suffer.
Natural ways to fight.
For lovers of natural biological preparations, we can recommend hot pepper tincture. Ash powder will be a good barrier to slugs. The method only works in dry weather.
You can use eggshells. Slugs are very afraid of sharp objects and do not even try to overcome them. The shell must be dried, crushed, and scattered on the beds. In addition, it is an excellent fertilizer for plants, which will gradually dissolve and nourish the beds. A similar remedy is diatomite powder, crushed shell rock, nut shells, pine or spruce needles.
Other simple and effective ways.
There is also a funny method that is often used by witty gardeners and gardeners: they fill a trap with beer and bury it level with the ground.
The love of slugs for a foamy drink is known. They crawl to the bowl with pleasure and then their fate is unenviable...
You can use copper wire. First, you need to remove the insulation from it and place it in the form of a ring around the plant that needs to be protected.
Not a single slug will ever cross such a barrier. In contact with copper, it will receive a small electric shock. This method is already being used in industries engaged in the production of garden tools.
But the simplest and cheapest way is to lay out boards or slate on the site. Periodically, they will have to be lifted and checked for the presence of slugs, which will need to be immediately destroyed.
And in order to completely rid yourself of this work, it is enough to leave an uncultivated piece of land on the site, on which you will need to lay down branches with fallen leaves.
Soon hedgehogs and frogs will settle there, which will gladly regulate the number of slugs.
Eng.: Oak-leaved Lettuce. Suom.: Tammenlehtisalaatti. Sven.: Huvudsallat. Bot.: Lactuca sativa L.