Jun 21, 2018
Such beds are easier to build, and they are not as expensive as high. The principle of their functioning is based on a rational combination of two points: the achievement of intensive plant growth and the use of decaying organic residues collected in the garden or at home. Organic residues, which form the basis of the hilly-beds, gradually degenerate and thus supply plants with nutrients. In addition, in the course of the decomposition process, heat is released, due to which plants on the bed can tolerate small frosts on the soil without damage. Before laying a hillock bed, it is necessary to select the land to a depth of 30-40 cm and lay layers of sliced branches, branches, rough lumber residues, various organic garden trash that will form the basis of the hill of the bed. Layers of coarse material are recommended to be interleaved with layers of peat, unripe compost, overripe manure, foliage and mown grass. The formed hill is covered with earth, chosen before the construction of the garden. The height of this bed can reach 0.8-1 m, the length varies as desired. It is preferable to orient the
Plan for locating crops on a hill bed aligned from the north to the south: borage, watercress and onion( 1), tarragon, rosemary and sage( 2), wormwood, lovage, lemon balm and bitter wormwood( 3),dill, all kinds of mint, origanos and hyssop( 4), as well as basil, marjoram and parsley( 5)
An example of plants location: 1st circle: lovage, wormwood, wormwood, tarragon, hyssop, oregano, wormwoodtherapeutic;2 nd circle: dill, borage, parsley, gardening;3rd circle: lemon balm, all kinds of mint, oregano, all kinds of thyme, anise;4th circle: basil, savory garden, marjoram, garlic, chives;in the center( 5): cold-resistant herbs, rosemary or sage / lavender. In the depressions between raised circular rows of plants, stones can be laid out which will be easily attacked by treating the planting of
such beds from the south to the north in order to guarantee uniform sunlight to all plants. To prevent strong drying of the beds in the first season after laying, in the middle of the bed is a groove for irrigation. An essential advantage of such beds is that the bulge of the hill increases the useful area of planting by 30 % crops. Herbal cultures can be grown on such beds for the second season after laying.
After laying the beds in the first season, it is better to plant strong nutrient consumers, such as tomato, cucumber and zucchini in autumn, and even better in the spring of next year you can switch to herbal crops and herbs. Perennial and strongly growing crops are planted in the upper rows, and annual and low-growing crops are closer to the edge of the bed.
A circular hillock bed is one of the types of hillocks. A properly placed round bed does not hurt even in a small front garden in front of the house. Round hilly beds with a diameter of at least 2.5 m have the same internal structure as the longitudinal ones. When planting plants on the round beds, pay attention to the fact that in the center of the bed there are tall plants, then plants of medium size, and at the edges - creeping grass. Plants of the same group are planted at the same distance from the edge of the bed. In addition, it is necessary to lay a path of stones, placing them between plants so as to facilitate the care of the beds and harvesting. Especially decorative are round hilly beds, planted with flowering herbs, for example, mullein, calendula, nasturtium, borage, hyssop, thyme and other labiate flowers.
Herbal garden of the Mandola type ( diameter 20 m):
1. Lilac.2. Comfrey as a natural defender against pests, rhubarb.3. Cow-grass and white-fronted.4. Maple for wind protection.5. The elder.6. Fir-trees. 7. Birch.8. Compost. 9. Resting place: I circle: berry bushes, between them
undersized medicinal herbs. II circle: chives, onions, peas, beans. III circle: all kinds of cabbage, celery. IV circle: all kinds of salads. Round( inner): high medicinal herbs and spicy greens, radish, red beet, parsnip, scrotal