The secrets of the cultivation of the variegated Mangold

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Against the background of the closest relative, ordinary beets, Mangold can be considered almost unknown. Only in recent years, he managed to spread so much that gardeners and gardeners began to wonder where to get such multicolored beet leaves. In this material, we suggest that you consider the features of growing an unusual culture on your own land plot.

general information

The second name of culture is an ordinary leaf beetroot. This emphasizes that the leaves that are its main value are used in food. Also, the plant became the discoverer of the concept of decorative garden. There are such types of this representative of the Hare family:

  • Zelenocereshka;
  • silvertank;
  • Krasnocereshkovs;
  • yellowhanded.
  • Obviously, the classification is directly related to the coloring of the cherries and stems. In addition to these colors, there are several more tinted variations. Relate to the last two groups from the list.

    When to sow

    Being a biennial plant, leaf beets are ease with ease and begins to develop in early spring. Hence, several periods of possible sowing work appeared at once. There are three different time planting time:

  • first numbers of May;
  • mid summer;
  • At the turn of October-November.
  • Only during the July sowing the seeds are presoaked. In other cases, dry sowing material integrates into the soil.

    Preparation for landing

    For culture, the quality of the soil used is extremely important. Mangold gives preference to fertile, wet soils with a high potassium and nitrogen content. The plant does not tolerate drought, as well as excess moisture. The latter leads to the formation of rot on the petioles.

    Features of sowing

    Nothing remarkable and complicated. Seeds are sowing three to four pieces in every future “nest”, the distance between which ranges from a quarter to half a meter. Seeds should be at a depth of not more than three centimeters. Literally after a week, the seeds will break down. Want to speed up the process? Mully the surface with a peat mixture or humus, reducing chatting by a couple of days. After the shoots appear, remove all the extra sprouts from the nest, leaving only one of the most you like.

    Mangolda care

    The set of actions does not contain anything remarkable:

  • regular watering;
  • loosening the soil;
  • Removing weeds.
  • A feature can be called only the need for timely removal of peduncles. Otherwise, the beneficial greens will cease to be such, as well as decorative.

    Benefits and use

    Mangold is not only used as greens and petioles, for cooking. And if greens are used raw or boiled in salads and snacks, then petioles require heat treatment. However, the spectrum of application is much wider:

  • soups;
  • Botvini;
  • ovarian ingredient;
  • vegetable stews and pr.
  • The taste features of the manhold are quite consonant with asparagus. Especially in boiled form. Greens are also used to make pies filling. The healing properties of this wonderful beet deserve special attention, but this is another long story. We only note that the plant is full of useful substances, starting with ascorbic acid, carotene, ending with folic acid. The decorative function of this plant increasingly attracts the attention of gardeners using culture for decoration:

  • stalling garden;
  • flower beds;
  • complex compositions (mixborder).
  • Mangold cultivate not only on the beds, but also in containers, flowerpots, pots. The plant easily gets along with almost all decorative and vegetable crops.

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