Dacha is a way of life

Dacha is a way of life

Our dacha is located in the gardening "Union" of the "Lekhtusi" massif, on the shore of the lake. I really love my dacha, my plot and my house. And when someone says with chagrin and sadness that again we have to go to the dacha to plant, weed, water, mow, then I just feel sorry for such people. They have a dacha, but they did not understand at all what a blessing it is, what a success.

For me and my friends, dacha is a way of life. On a plot of six acres, I will I grow cucumbers, because it is better than their own, salted in well water and left in the basement until autumn. Only in the country can you fill jars of cucumbers with a lot of greens dill, garlic, various leaves, and I also definitely add berries red currant for the taste and better preservation of pickles.


I plant onionsince we all love to eat it green; garlic - after all, almost no pickles, especially mushroom ones, can be made without it, and there are a lot of mushrooms in our forests.

But most of all I love to grow zucchini, squash, pumpkin... And they reciprocate my feelings. Every year I choose a new variety. It can also be decorative pumpkins that decorate the kitchen all winter. Last year, from two seeds of watermelon zucchini I received about twenty zucchini of the same round, aromatic and with black seeds. On the site, like on a melon, there are lashes of minke whales. I choose varieties of different colors, shapes and sizes.


Holidays are held in our gardening every year. Gardeners bring their novelties and wonders to the exhibition. In addition to flowers and vegetables, we also demonstrate handicrafts made from them at the festival. For example, in one season we grew a marrow weighing more than 5 kg, and the grandson represented it at the holiday, turning it into a shaggy boy with a tie, and the next year, the grandson made a sailboat from a marrow and presented it at an exhibition of children's handicrafts. And in vases of squash and pumpkins you can see not only flowers, but also taste various salads.

And flowers, berries - how can you live without them in the country? When I show photographs of my site, they ask me: "And besides flowers, do you have anything growing?" Of course, a lot of things grow: sunflowers, dahlias, escholzia, foxglove, peonies, irises, lilies and many other flowers flaunt in different parts of the site. AND garden strawberry enough to eat enough and make some preparations - mostly I freeze the berries. I grow varieties of Sudarushka, Zenit, Detskoselskaya and others. It is always very pleasant to serve juicy, beautiful berries on the festive New Year's table, which were kept in the freezer until that day, or to congratulate your colleagues on March 8 with fragrant strawberries.

Many flowers, bushes lilac and jasmine, which decorate my site, were presented by friends from the gardens of Radofinikovo, Pupyshevo, Sinyavino, the villages of Dynamo, Pyazelevo and others.

In the college where I work, many of us have their own plots, and we organize exhibitions of vegetables, photographs, bouquets, treat our colleagues with our preparations on Teacher's Day. An association of amateur gardeners has been working for us for several years. We exchange seeds, seedlings, experience. And the initiator of our meetings is a very enthusiastic, interesting person N.V. Denisova is the winner of the All-Russian competition "Russian Garden - 2005".

T. Nikulina, gardener with 15 years of experience


I want to consult with you :-)

long as always, well, I can’t be short :-(
we have a section along the river. We bought it the year before last, but so far the minimum arrangement - in general, only this year we got on it in early spring during high water. The river is not deep (just below the knees) and not wide (15 meters), but fast. And when it spills, it becomes both wide (about 30 - only the current) and deep - maybe one and a half people. It was bottled this year for 2 weeks. As in other years, I don’t know.
Part of the site is as if in a low-rise ravine. And accordingly, water is poured into this area. There are about 2-3 acres. There is a huge amount of willow growing in this lowland, bird cherry, aspen, and some other plants - I have not identified them yet.
There are neighbors on both sides, but I did not see them. So far, they have only plots, even without fences.

The question is this: I want to plant on one side exactly (where the water comes from) - any bushes. In general, we did not know that this was our site (the surveyor had measured it incorrectly), and I wanted to plant some thorns (sucker, wild rose, prickly sea buckthorn) so that dark personalities such as fishermen would not roam. And in light of the fact that this is the property for which it was paid - you need to think about something pleasant :-)

I took a chubushnik here - but he probably does not like dampness and low land. Maybe you can advise plants that would cope with both humidity and dampness, and most importantly - with the flow of the river.
And most importantly - where to buy on a budget. I can wait until autumn with plantings, the main thing would be for me to decide

there will be no buildings, premises and other things - the site is large - there is where to turn around :-) Ideally, there would be a family recreation area - a lawn, flowers, bushes.
I generally go to that corner (that is, if you draw a line from the corner of the 16th section to the corner of the 11th section closest to the river - now the fence stands like that) I want to intervene to a minimum, only make it "more beautiful" and safer (without ticks). Accordingly, I did not even think about the terrace and the delivery of soil, because it would wash everything away. Drainage will not help there, because if you do, then all 3 sites (10,15,16) - and I have not seen their owners.
And even let it heat up that corner - I wanted to plant something unpretentiously beautiful there.
The fence was set there with an ordinary mesh netting, maybe nothing, it will withstand ice-water.

but in general you upset me. Interestingly, my husband has already applied for a building permit. "Urban planning" or as its plan has already been approved by the administration.
As you say, only the bath-toilet falls within the 100-meter zone. It is opposite the 11th section according to the scheme, but of course you have to count the meters there :-(. The house will stand opposite the 14th section, along with all the utility rooms.

In general, all the plots highlighted in pink, they are in the lowland in relation to the village, probably 2 meters. But all areas are flat, without slopes. 05/20/2016 15:16:35, MEL'ok

all right you write. In fact, thank you for your good thoughts. Regarding the fence - now the fence is from the corner of the 16th section to the corner of the 11th section. And according to the plans of all - we go to the corner of the 15th section. Therefore, there really is a discrepancy between what I write and what is seen on the plan.

We will definitely not move the fence in the near future, but I would like to plant something tenacious with roots there. The main thing is not to be blown away in the spring :-) 05/20/2016 11:21:56 PM, MEL'ok


Dampness is not a joy

We have already talked about what is harmful to plants on their surface. But moisture condenses on the inner surface of the greenhouse roof almost every morning. What can you do to avoid a cold morning shower? First, open the vents at the moment as soon as the temperature in the greenhouse begins to rise, and then open it so that the daytime heat comes as smoothly as possible. If 1–1.2 ° С is added in 1 hour, the task is completed. If the result cannot be achieved by adjusting the transom, turning on the heater in the early morning hours can help (craftsmen install a relay for this, as you know, the coldest time of the day). In a small greenhouse (up to 30–40 m2), an ordinary room fan is effective. Only for a tomato, it can be installed slightly above the level of the tops of the plants, because this culture responds positively to the active movement of air, but a cucumber can only be windy under the roof itself, high above the plants.


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