Many people believe that if they planted the best seeds of pepper in a good soil, then this is the key to obtaining a large crop. But this is an incorrect opinion, in addition to the fact that the first shoots of pepper will start appearing, special attention should be paid to proper watering and fertilizing of seedlings
A great importance in the cultivation of pepper seedlings is the fertilizer of the plant. From the correct feeding and watering will depend on the quality of seedlings. If the seedlings are “sickly,” then a good harvest can not be obtained from it, respectively. Due to the correct application of the fertilizer, the growth of the plant is stimulated. If you start to fertilize pepper from the seedling stage, it will help to form the root system and strengthen the plant.
How much and when to feed pepper seedlings?
Over the entire period of growth, seedlings are fed three times:
- After the appearance of the first two leaves, approximately two weeks later; The second feeding is done in two weeks; The third top dressing is done three days before you drop the pepper into the soil. At the third subcortex, you need to increase the dose of potassium fertilizer.
The first fertilizing For the preparation of fertilizing at the rate of ten liters, you need to take forty grams of superphosphate and soak it in warm water for at least ten hours. Then take ten grams of ammonium nitrate, as well as thirty grams of potassium sulfate, and mix all these ingredients with ten liters of water
To apply the fertilizer, the seedlings are first sprinkled with water a little, and then approximately eighty milliliters of the prepared fertilizer. After again, sprinkle a little seedlings with water in order to wash off fertilizers from seedlings
The second top dressing This top dressing, which includes many micronutrients. It is made at the rate of ten liters. To do this, take two grams of boric acid and copper sulfate, one and a half grams of zinc sulphate and add about two grams of potassium permanganate. Also on your choice potassium permanganate can be replaced by two hundred grams of ash
The third feeding It is done before planting seedlings in the ground, about three days before disembarkation. To prepare, take fifty grams of superphosphate and twenty grams of potassium salt and all this is bred in ten liters of water. Such additional fertilizing will promote further growth of seedlings in the open ground.
Foliar top dressing
Some peppers sometimes do not have enough top-dressing, this can be observed by the growth of seedlings and by its leaves. If the leaves on the pepper sprouts begin to curl, then this will mean a lack of potassium. If you notice a purple hue on the underside of the leaf, it means that the plant needs phosphorus. And if the leaves become greyish and dull, then there is a shortage of nitrogen
In these cases, you can make foliar top dressing, that is, sprinkle seedlings with the addition of necessary fertilizers. The plant itself can be fed not only with the help of the root system, the ground parts of peppers also absorb nutrients that fall on the leaves even more quickly than the roots. Such foliar top dressing should be done in the evening. In this case, the solution will be absorbed into the leaves, rather than evaporate.
Effective method for weak seedlings
When planting pepper seeds, it happens that some seedlings lag behind the rest in growth. Such specimens can be stimulated with infusion from used tea. To do this, you need to fill one glass of tea with three liters of boiling water. This infusion should be infused for five days. Then the solution should be poured and can be used for irrigation.
Spraying of pepper seedlings