Spleen is a malicious weed and a miracle cure
Thickets of dreams in a corner of a summer cottage amaze with their vitality. Probably, not everyone thinks that if such a vital force is given to the plant by nature itself, then its energy can also serve man. And indeed, legends go about the healing properties of dreams. After familiarization with its chemical composition and medicinal properties, someone will not want to destroy such a plant that is healthy for health. After all, it is better to include it in the composition of your "medical" beds. Let us get to know the dream more closely.
- Where is growing drowsiness?
- How to deal with drowsiness in the garden and in the garden?
- The healing properties of dreams
- How to grow dull on the "pharmacy" garden?
Where is growing drowsiness?
Dew in the plant system is distinguished in the family of umbelliferous (Umbelliferae) a separate genus - Son (Aegopodium) The most common is the common dream (Aegopodium podagraria L.) In translation from Greek, the Latin name of the plant means “goat leg”: its leaf looks like a goat's hoof.
In Europe and Asia, it is difficult to name a country where one does not meet dreams. It is distributed practically in all regions of Russia and the CIS. Everywhere, dull forms continuous thickets on clearings, weedy places, and housing. It occupies significant areas along the edges of deciduous and mixed forests.
Locals refer to the dream as a marsh bill, angelica, snitsa, grandfather and other names. The name of the plant rot in the Russian language presumably came from the concept of "eat", which confirms the edibility of wild plants.
How to deal with drowsiness in the garden and in the garden?
Naturally, weeds must be controlled. Due to its natural aggressiveness, weeds grow faster than cultivated plants. For their own survival, they take moisture and nutrients from crops, and tall ones also obscure plants, depriving them of full sunlight.
Weeds with superficial roots are easy to control. But the lupus has a long rhizome with roots penetrating up to 40 cm into the soil and is able to live in the form of a bush in one place for up to 50 years.
Measures to combat drowsiness in the garden
For the destruction of dreams it is necessary to systematically use the following techniques.
Physical destruction of dreams
In order to avoid seed propagation of the dream, it is necessary to destroy the weed before flowering. Systematic weeding destroys the filamentous shoots of germinated seeds.
If the weeds, for various reasons, have grown and bloomed, then the cut-off umbrellas are to be destroyed. They cannot be stacked in compost heaps. The vegetative part is sent to compost or dug during autumn soil preparation.
The speed of vegetative propagation of the dreams will decrease the systematic selection of rhizomes when digging the site. If the site does not dig, then you can use the following trick. Mow or cut under the root and take out the aboveground mass of weed outside the site. Inflorescences of dreams should be burned, and the vegetative part can be laid in a compost heap.
Then you can use the method of "strangulation." The bed is covered with a dense black film to isolate sunlight. Heavy objects are laid on film. Under the film, the seeds of the seedling begin to emerge and after 10-12 days the film is removed, and seedlings are destroyed. If vegetative shoots (from underground buds) have sprouted, they are dug up and destroyed (they cannot be laid in compost).
You can do differently. Tread the bed and cover it with cardboard or several layers of thick paper. Top with a layer of soil or a mixture of soil with manure or compost. When the organics warm up in the spring to 70 ° C, part of the seeds of the seedlings will lose their germination, and the young seedlings that appear will die from high temperature. The roots of cultivated plants will pierce the paper and go down, but the growth of weeds from bottom to top will be limited. Carrying out permanent weeding will reliably consolidate the achieved effect.
Chemical destruction of dreams
To destroy an overgrown weed, it is necessary to destroy its underground stem - a rhizome with vegetative buds. The most effective method of destroying weed that has grown in the soil is the use of chemicals - herbicides.
When using chemicals, remember about their negative effects on your health and family members, pets. When working with pesticides, it is necessary to apply sanitary safety measures (boots, a dressing gown, gloves, glasses, a hat, a respirator).
Roundup, tornado, glyphosate, killer, sniper, hurricane and others are effective for destroying dreams with the help of chemical weeding.
When using chemicals, remember:
- They are continuous pesticides and destroy all living plants in the treated area. Therefore, herbicides are used before planting cultivated plants.
- Weeds become resistant to the herbicide and cease to respond properly to its application. Therefore, chemicals must be changed periodically.
- Treatment with herbicides must be repeated during warm time in the spring before planting cultivated plants and in the fall after harvesting.
Measures to combat drowsiness in the garden
Dullness does not grow on soddy soil. If you are overwhelmed with drowsiness in the garden, it is best to close the garden and the weed will disappear. If garden sodding is not provided, then the physical measures to combat the sunshine practically do not differ from its destruction in garden plots. However, there are differences.
In the garden under fruiting trees it is impossible to conduct a deep digging of the soil with a selection of rhizomes. It is impossible to use herbicides that can damage young roots or the tinned surface of the soil.
How to be? The garden uses the method of exhaustion and individual destruction of dreams. The method of exhaustion consists in tracking and destroying seedlings of dreams in the phase of the appearance of the first leaf. Try to cut the leaf just below the root neck. A weakened young plant will die.
Cut the overgrown weed to the soil and drip the solution onto a fresh cut. After a week, repeat this process. In no case do not start digging the rhizomes of already treated plants. The toxic chemical will destroy the rhizome of the weed on its own in 10-15 days. The same method applies to other weeds (burdock).
If the dwarf has grown in a perennial flower bed or berry bushes, then in the middle of summer it is possible to enclose the exhausted weed with cardboard or other material and carefully brush the leaves of the dream with a pesticide. Do not touch the treated plant for 2 to 3 weeks. If during this period of time the leaves do not turn yellow and fall, repeat the treatment of the weed. Do not touch the treated plant for 3–4 weeks; it must be protected from rain and watering.
The healing properties of dreams
Common Dust is popularly used to treat inflammatory processes in gout, rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis, sciatica, eczema. Its infusions and decoctions are successfully used in the treatment of wounds, bedsores, erysipelas, with bacterial and fungal infections.
The chemical composition of ordinary dreams is very close to the composition of human blood. Common saplings contain a number of useful substances that give the plant high nutritional value. It is used in the form of drinks, teas, an integral part of green soups, vitamin salads and other dishes.
How to grow dull on the "pharmacy" garden?
Dumpling has numerous medicinal properties and can be grown on a garden "drugstore" garden. In order not to choke the area with seeds, it is necessary to cut off the inflorescences and destroy them before flowering.
So that the rhizome of the dream does not spread to the vegetable garden, it is necessary to fence off the site allocated for culture with hard and non-rotting (part of an iron barrel, tin border) material to a depth of 25-30 cm. Sow seeds or plant a piece of rhizome with buds.
Outside the dacha, it is necessary to destroy all thickets, or at least inflorescences of Dreams, so that the seeds are not transferred to the site, and there is no new infection with duster.
Whether it is necessary to dream in the garden or it must be completely destroyed is up to you, dear reader. Our business is to offer you different ways to combat this weed and medicinal plant. And the choice, as always, is yours.