If you look at websites or directories devoted to the topic of gardening, you can get a variety of answers to the question posed, sometimes very different. But time is pressing;in some regions for several weeks already, as tulips have blossomed in the cottages. So when all the same it is necessary to sow peppers on seedlings in this( and not only) year? That's what we'll find out.
The author is not the first season engaged in growing in a country house of different cultures, including various varieties of peppers, and has long come to the conclusion that one should not rely on someone's "competent" opinion. Unfortunately, the experience of ancestors on the issue of planting seedlings is no longer relevant.
The explanation is simple - climate change. If earlier only scientists paid attention to this, and many of their words were perceived by us as another "theorizing", now, as they say, the fact is obvious. We are faced with such weather surprises, which previously could not be conceived.
What is taken into account when choosing the terms
Age of seedlings planted in the open ground
It is taken within 70 days. And now attention! What kind of seeds are we talking about? If they are purchased( from the store), then the first shoots puck on average after a couple of weeks, sometimes even three. But their seed yields are much faster - days through 7, from strength - 10. Based on this, and should be calculated when it is better to sow pepper. That is, by 70 days the seed ripening period is added. A small error is completely permissible and not fundamental.
All the information you need on the following items is easy to find in a normal tear-off calendar.
The phase of the night luminary
Seeds of those plants that bear fruit above the ground are planted on the rise of the moon, that is, from the new moon to the full moon. We need only take into account that the dates of these days ± 1.5 days are a "dead zone".At this time, no garden work related to planting, it is better not to conduct. This is just the experience of ancestors, and the urgency of this recommendation is preserved and does not depend on the weather.
They are divided into favorable, inert and "bad" for summer work. This is due to energy flows, their intensity, direction, and so on, which to some extent affect all life. The best days are the 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11th .Again - on the tear-off calendar. More details are described here.
Many people know that they are classified into fertile and infertile. Therefore, only a reminder. The first group includes Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces and partly Capricorn and Libra. If the planting is planned for days when the "night goddess" is in an infertile sign, then it is better to sow the seedlings on the last day of her being in it.
Time of day
Before sunrise or after sunset. The author recommends starting work in the morning. The fact is that if you study this evening, you will have to wait a long time. In winter the luminary comes early, but in spring it does not hurry too much for the horizon.
- Too early planting a seedling will lead to the fact that it will "outgrow".Consequently, it is not necessary to count on high yields - it is checked.
- The timing of the landing depends on the state of the seeds. If they are overdried, then the shoots will appear later than calculated for 3 to 5 weeks. Therefore, when old seeds are used, it is advisable to plant seedlings in advance and "portioned", that is, at a certain time, a certain number of them. In this case, there is a guarantee that at least something will not only sprout, but will also get well when planted in the open ground.
- On sachets with pepper seeds, different terms can be indicated - either ripening, or the beginning of fruiting. These are completely different things, and it is because of this that confusion often occurs. When planting seedlings of purchased seeds should be taken into account.
- The author does not advise to follow exactly the recommendations of various calendars for gardeners, as he was repeatedly convinced that some of the data in them, to put it mildly, is doubtful. Probably, because some unscrupulous publishers, especially not bothering, change only the title( year), and everything else is left practically unchanged. This is the conclusion that arises when comparing summer and detachable calendars. The difference in the phases of the moon, and the recommended time for planting seedlings.
In principle, everything that is necessary to determine the time of sowing pepper for seedlings, is set forth. For those who do not( can not) do the calculations themselves, the author gives a clue. The best days in March are 13( towards evening), 16( before noon) and 17( after lunch).This, as they say, "burns".It's not hard to calculate later dates yourself.
Good luck in growing pepper seedlings!