Onion husk processing
Recently, more and more gardeners are switching to natural methods of combating diseases and pests of fruit and berry crops. After all, chemicals, although they are highly effective, can adversely affect the human body. One of the simplest and most effective remedies for currants is considered to be simple onion peel. This affordable helper can get rid of many pests and improve soil conditions.
Onion peel as a currant insecticide
- It has long been known that onion peel has pronounced bactericidal properties, due to its chemical composition.
- Carotene. It plays the role of an antioxidant, increasing the immunity of currants. Also eliminates fungi, mold and various harmful microorganisms.
- Volatile. Indispensable for good immunity of fruit crops, suppress the vital activity of almost all types of harmful bacteria.
- Vitamins of group B. They increase the stability of currants, protect against rotting, heal damaged parts of the plant, and improve the growth of young bushes.
- A nicotinic acid. Strengthens the roots, helps currants absorb nitrogen and sulfur, participates in oxidative reactions.
How to make an infusion
To prepare the infusion, it is necessary to fill the bucket half with the onion husk, pour boiling water over it and insist for one day. Next, strain the resulting product and dilute with water in proportion to 1 part infusion into 2 parts water before use.
Important! Onion peel perfectly strengthens the immunity of plants, promotes self-healing, helps get rid of pests and prevent the development of putrefactive processes.
You can also use an alternative method, for which 200 g of onion peel pour 10 liters of warm water and insist about 5 days. Then strain and use without further dilution.
Disease and Pest Treatment
In early spring, after the budding of buds begins and a week after the treatment of the bushes with Bordeaux mixture, you can spray the plants with infusion of onion husks. The second treatment is carried out immediately before the flowering of currants. The amount of funds spent depends on the size of the plant and averages 1 liter per bush.
Important! Using onion peel, you can not be afraid to use too much means, since it is completely safe for both people and plant crops.
Spraying should be carried out in dry weather, in the early morning or late evening, so that direct sunlight does not fall on the plants.
Sprinkle currants from aphids
If aphids appeared on the currant bushes, it is necessary to prepare a special solution based on onion husks. It shows high efficiency, especially at the initial stage of the lesion.
For infusion, you need 200 g of purifications pour 10 liters of warm water and insist for 15 hours. Next, strain this product and spray the affected bushes, without further diluting with water. It is recommended not to overexpose the infusion, otherwise the content of useful substances will decrease in it and bacteria may develop.
A week after the procedure, it is necessary to process the culture another 2-3 times
Technology of soil fertilization with infusion
In addition to disinfecting and immunomodulating properties, onion peel is an excellent fertilizer. To prepare it, 2 handfuls of dry cleanings should be poured into 4 liters of boiling water and cook over low heat for about 15–20 minutes. After cooling, you need to dilute it in proportion - 2 liters of broth in a bucket of water.
Did you know? In ancient Russian epics there is a river called "Currant". Some historians believe that this is the old name for the Moscow River, obtained due to the many currant bushes located on its banks.
Thus, a nutritious, safe and environmentally friendly product for feeding currant roots was obtained. Usually used 3 l of decoction per bush, which contribute during flowering. Currant very gratefully responds to such top dressing, improving the quality and volume of its green mass.
Onion peel, which remained after straining, can also be used as a natural fertilizer. To do this, you can make it in the autumn around the bushes and gently, shallow dig the soil
Spring application of such a product is carried out in the soil during the flowering period of currants and fruit set. The husk will improve the immunity of plants, the fruiting volume and become an excellent mulch for bushes. And the introduction of onion residues into the hole when planting seedlings stimulates their growth and protects against a number of diseases and harmful insects. The remaining infusion or decoction, along with wet husk, can also be poured under a currant bush. And it will be useful for other berry crops.
Did you know? In the old days, currants were called monastery berries, since they grew in almost all monasteries and were widely used there not only for food, but also for medicinal purposes.
Onion peel is an excellent medicine and fertilizer for many plants. Therefore, following these recommendations, you can achieve an excellent annual crop of large, sweet and healthy berries.