Flowers for the farmer garden: Flowering plant protection


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It is not enough to grow the vegetables with care. It is our duty to arrange it according to its colors and frame it with flowers. "The instruction for the design of a monastery garden from the 15th century is as current today as it was then And what would a kitchen or cottage garden without roses and marigolds? Scientists have now shown that so-called flower strips in addition to wheat fields not only enjoy walkers, but also significantly increase the yields.The colorful hem offers with its pollen and nectar offer ladybugs, robber wasps and many other beneficials food.Pesticides are in the vicinity of the natural strands against it Anyone who makes use of this effect when growing fruit and vegetables can largely do without other crop protection measures.

Summer flowers from the daisy family, such as the cockade flower and coneflower, are considered to be the real stimulants for the soil. The rapidly growing plants cover the area in a short time like a carpet and leave even stubborn weeds such as yaw, creeping buttercup and French herb little chance. Tagetes, zinnias and marigolds can do even more: they attract root stalks and root rots that survive in the soil and kill them as soon as they penetrate their roots.

Roses and lavender

Marigold

Roses and lavender (left) are a popular combination. Ants avoid the proximity of the herb-scented shrubbery and the few lice, which nevertheless settle on the rose petals, are kept in check by the tits. Marigolds (right) cause the extinction of nematode worms in the soil to die off, before they get over the roots of onions and tomato potatoes. Sown between the rows, the popular medicinal plant looks like a soil cure

The harmful images of troublemakers on the vegetables are often confused with nutrient deficiencies, because the causative agents are not visible to the naked eye. When carrots suddenly withered the leaves and the roots are legged, with onions to tan the shoot tips, potatoes and tomatoes care. If suspicion should not be puzzling, but put an end to the spook by sowing a particularly effective seed mixture of several defense plants (for example, seed mixture "soil therapy").

Attract useful insects

Utility meadow in the basket

A beneficial meadow with cornflowers, yarrow, dill and carnations fulfills its purpose even in small format. The nectar plants attract beneficial insects that keep the pests away from the potted tomatoes, hanging strawberries and culinary herbs

Umbelliferae, such as dill and coriander, turn out to be pests. The flowering herbs attract countless hoverflies. For the offspring of the harmless flying artists, the lice colonies on young bean or pea shoots are almost a gnawing. During development, a single larva destroys up to 700 of annoying leaf suckers. Nasturtium is universally applicable. As a groundcover on the tree-disk of fruit trees, she kills blood lice and expels the white flies from the greenhouse. In the vegetable patch, the plants develop a great attraction for the cabbage white. From the strong mustard oil smell, the female butterflies can be deceived and lay their eggs on the cress leaves. So you ensure the survival of the beautiful butterfly, without having to be annoyed about caterpillars and unappetizing Kotknöllchen of savoy cabbage and kale.

Flowering Crop Protection: With these flowers you protect your garden from pests

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Blossoming plant protection

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Yarrow is a food plant for lacewings and other beneficial insects and can prevent fungal attacks such as mildew on cucumbers

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Carnation is a stroke of luck for the gardener because their natural hormones affect the root and leaf growth of vegetables

Flowers for the farmer garden: Flowering plant protection: flowers

Vermouth prevents currants from attacking with fungal diseases, in particular column rust. Two perennials between four to six berry bushes are enough

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Yellow mustard is the perfect partner for peas. Under- or mid-sowing prevents the grains from infesting the pea worm maggots and spoils the larvae of the pea leaf beetle

Flowers for the farmer garden: Flowering plant protection: farmer

Bee-friend (Phacelia) is popular as a decorative green manure. The sweet-scented flower tufts are visited not only by bees, but also by bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies

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Marigolds cause dying of root rots and serve as entangling plants for snails in the salad bed.The collection of the voracious molluscs does not spare them one

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Borage ensures pollination and increases the yield of strawberries and fruit vegetables such as zucchini, peppers and cucumbers

Flowers for the farmer garden: Flowering plant protection: farmer

Mountain savory sells black bean lice and is also unpopular with cabbage moths and leek moth

Flowers for the farmer garden: Flowering plant protection: flowers

Zinnias harmful root rots from each tomato or potato plant is set four zinnias

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Pechnelke

wormwood

yellow mustard

Bienenfreund

marigold

borage

Mountain savory

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Use natural enemies against pests

Promote predators is the best strategy for declaring pests in near-natural gardens. Wasps feed on nectar and other sweet plant juices. Your offspring prefers protein-rich foods, such as lice, fruit flies or other noxious insects. The wasp places its eggs with a long laying spike directly in the animal food source. Within a few days new wasps develop from the well-nourished larvae. The empty shell of the host remains.

ichneumon fly

ladybug

The larvae of the parasitic wasp (left) prefer lice, fruit flies and other pests. The ladybug (right) is the natural enemy of the aphid

Ladybugs and their larvae can not only destroy entire lice colonies in a short time, scientists have discovered that the beetles even scare their prey. At their sight, the lice scent (pheromones), with which they warn their conspecifics. The more of these are in the air, the faster the pests will retreat.

Flowering beet neighbors for fruits and vegetables

Matching bed neighbors

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