love of gardening
At present, in the world, it is known that gardening is one of the most popular and popular hobbies; This happens because this activity, which also bears the pretty name of “green thumb”, contemplates an extraordinary mixture of positivity that ranges from continuous contact with the Nature element, to diversified physical movement, passing through a good ability to distract the thoughts daily and so . representing an excellent method to evacuate the toxins (especially psychological) that cause the very high levels that come to us from modern society. Indeed, many students of sociology and psychology applied to leisure have shown how a primitive link between us and contact with the earth is inherent in our genes, mainly because man, since he appeared on Earth, He always grew up immersed in nature and he got everything he needed from it, from food, to clothes, to a house and all the raw materials to build tools, houses and other things. The passion for gardening is therefore a very widespread passion because it is very close to our history, and this is particularly true especially for people who work, perhaps locked up in the office or in the factory, because the freedom of contact with the outside is wonderful. .
Techniques and equipment
Let’s begin our reasoning by considering each of your own hobbies, among the most varied, and by trying to consider what it takes materially and what you need to know to practice this particular hobby. If what we have been thinking is a sport like football, then we will need a ball (at least, because in reality we would also need the gates to score goals) and to know at least some basic rules. If on the other hand, to give another example, we have thought of the hobby of model making, in this case you will need the model and the tools for its maintenance and then you will need to know some basic principles of mechanics to maintain it. in good condition. Thus, we have seen that for each hobby you need equipment and you need to know one or more techniques, the same goes for gardening:
The technique of fertilization.
Leaving aside the subject of the tools that we will not discuss in this article, we pass to the part of the techniques, that is to say this knowledge to have to be able to approach a correct work in natural environment. Fertilization is a valuable technique: almost everyone knows what we mean when we talk about “fertilizing” (adding something to the soil to make it more productive), but nobody knows why this operation is so important. Soil should be considered as a store of nutrients and various types of plants mainly need some of them while other plants will need other types. Obviously, a cultivated land with olive groves will see the decrease in the substances preferred by the olive tree, which must therefore be reintegrated to guarantee the good productivity of the factories over time. When this cannot be done by nature (in an “uncontaminated” situation it would be done by animals and strong atmospheric events), man must intervene, and it can be done both with natural substances (mostly compost and manure, i.e. faeces from large grazing animals) and with processed chemicals.
We have said that each plant needs a certain type of substances from the soil and it is also necessary to consider that the different species of plants also differ in the way in which they absorb these substances, and this affects the “how” and the “when” we should give them. In the case of citrus fruits, one of the most widespread crops in Italy, especially in the center and south of the country, it is emphasized that its need is as follows: a balanced fertilizer is necessary (that is, say with potassium-nitrogen-phosphorus macroelements divided into equal parts) with a high content of microelements, or with an abundance of such elements as manganese, iron and others. Not only that, they prefer citrus fruits, to ensure constant development of the plant and especially the fruit, that the fertilizer given to them is slow-release, or composed of substances that are difficult for the plant to assimilate, so the process will last for some time (even months) and this will benefit the plant and its fruits. Obviously, this procedure is going to be carried out from March to September, that is, during the period of maximum vitality of citrus species. Popular culture teaches that a “soil” of lupines is an excellent monthly fertilizer for citrus fruits, as well as quality compost.