Many millennia ago, it never occurred to anyone to look for ways to bring purslane. It was widely used in cooking and was used as a medicinal herb. In Asia, portulac is still used in cooking (young shoots and upper leaves). They have a spicy aroma, so greens are added as a seasoning to meat dishes, stewed with vegetables and cooked in soups. Cooks marinate succulent shoots of a plant. Especially popular are fresh salads with the addition of raw green danur (the second name of the plant). The leaves are very rich in ascorbic acid and carotene.
What does a plant look like?
In Central Asia, in the Caucasus, and in the southern parts of Europe, purslane grows in abundance. However, do not confuse the wild and cultivated variety. A weed fills in vegetable gardens and gardens, bringing trouble to summer residents. In the people it is called the "chicken leg". Fat stems pierce the earth like snakes, giving the impression of a laid carpet. The plant reaches a height of no more than 20 cm, the main forces are spent on strengthening the root system. The leaves will help determine which variety grows in your area. In the wild dandur they are fleshy and rounded like shoulder blades. At the cultural type of leaves sharp, elongated.
From early summer to mid-September, the purslane blooms with small yellow buds. Blooming bright carpet looks very attractive, but it is better to get rid of it as soon as possible. One gram contains more than 3000 seeds. Distributed in the garden, they can grow another 10 years. The portulak is distinguished by its “vitality”; therefore, gardeners are still looking for new methods to combat this weed.
How to deal with weed
If you do not like to experiment and are not ready to prepare a portulacian dish, hurry to remove it from the beds. As with any other weed, there are two ways to fight dandur in the garden:
The most important rule in this matter is not to delay. We can not allow the violent growth of weed on the beds, and even more so to prevent its flowering. As soon as you find a little fat sprout, start weeding the ground. This process is very time consuming. Dandoor can sprout 3-4 times per season. This usually happens when the temperature rises to 25 degrees. After watering the planted plants, all weeds sprout, and dandur is no exception. Therefore, be sure to go the next day after rain or watering and view your possessions. For chemicals and herbicides dandur has developed a strong immunity.
1. Regular weeding
If you want to sharpen the sap and in a day save the garden from the weed, you have to upset you. The only way to weed the garden plot is to pull out the shoots manually. Wear gloves and get ready for a long hard work. Sprouts are easily pulled out of the damp earth. Do not let them get stronger. The best way to prevent a strong overgrowing of the garden is regular weeding, which should be carried out already from mid-April.
The main mistake of dacha owners is that in no case should the aboveground part of the weed be torn or cut. The injured root begins to multiply rapidly, becoming stronger in the soil.
So you only hurt your site. Instead of the expected disposal of weeds, you will increase the area of its growth. Torn out shoots should be taken to a remote place and wait until they dry. Gardeners offer, if possible, to burn the plucked weeds.
This is a popular natural way to get weeds from your garden beds. To remove the purslane, mulching with organic and inorganic materials will do. Organic materials include shavings and tree bark, sawdust, leaves and grass. Inorganic mulch: black film, pebble or gravel. The disadvantages of the first group of materials is the attraction of slugs and insects.
The earth is covered with a layer of mulch of at least 5 cm. Mulching does not only help get rid of harmful plants. It maintains the temperature of the soil and protects it from overheating, drying out and erosion, allowing the earth to be loosened longer. Under the poured layer of straw or sawdust, surface and soil bacteria begin to be activated. They have a detrimental effect on purslane. For a particular type of weed, they choose their own type of mulching. Hay or straw is best for destroying dandur.
3. Deep digging
Deep digging of the whole garden - useful procedures for the cleanliness of the garden. These procedures are advised to perform in early spring and late autumn. Digging prevents summer rampage of weeds. This is due to the fact that the dispersed seeds fall deep into the ground. If portulac seeds are 20 cm underground, they do not have a chance to grow. Immediately after digging, remember to cultivate the soil.
Some gardeners practice a “tricky” way to control weeds. In the spring, 2 weeks before planting, in the prepared holes or beds you need to pour water, simulating watering after planting seeds. After 2-3 days, portulak sprouts will start to grow at this place, which must be removed within 2 weeks before planting. By this time, the soil will be practically clean, because all the hidden seeds will already appear in the light.
In appearance, the leaves and stems appear shiny, polished. This impression creates a protective wax layer that covered the plant. This layer does not overlook most herbicides. That is why purslane is resistant to chemicals. The plant is dangerous after its removal from the soil. Collected weed must be treated with herbicides "Tornado", "Napalm" or similar substances.
These same drugs are advised to process the soil after collecting weeds. Even after weeding, thousands of seeds “sit” in the soil, ready to spawn after the first rain or watering. When planting carrots or onions, you can use the herbicide "Stomp", and "Zenkor" is suitable for potatoes.
Many people advise you to try making a salad from portulaca or mashed potatoes before declaring war on him. Perhaps, after a successful culinary experiment, you have lost the desire to weed the whole garden. If you are determined, stock up on your strengths and gloves, because without them you can’t defeat the malicious weed.
It is necessary to sprinkle the soil with mulch about 5 cm. Mulching protects the soil from both weeds and from overheating of the soil, drying out and erosion. Bacteria can develop under organic mulch. They also have a negative effect on purslane. To get rid of portulac, it is best to use straw and hay.
Digging, by itself, is a very useful activity for the site. These activities should be performed in the fall or spring. Immediately after digging it is recommended to cultivate the land.
You can get rid of purslane with chemicals. However, the complete elimination of purslane by this method will become possible only if the treatment was carried out in the early stages of the appearance of this weed. Herbicides are used to achieve this.. They can add nitrogen fertilizer. Herbicides are recommended to treat the affected areas in the spring.
It must be borne in mind that for each individual culture its own herbicide is intended to get rid of Dandura. It is possible and processing in the autumn, when the harvest has already been harvested. The most popular tool for such processing is the Hurricane.
Also in the fight against this weed, many gardeners use the so-called emergency watering. What is it? A couple of weeks before the first shoots it is necessary to dig up the bed and water it carefully. When the weeds grow in large quantities, they will need to be removed.
Thus, in order to say goodbye forever to such a weed as the purslane garden, you will have to be patient. To deal with it is quite difficult. First you need to choose for yourself the most appropriate way to get rid of the weed, and then follow it according to all the rules. Only in this case it will be possible to get rid of the obsessive purslane.
On the Internet You can find photos of this weed and chat on forums with gardeners from all over the country, consult with them and learn some secrets about breeding dandur.
How to withdraw from the site purslane garden
Often in the garden, in the garden, on the garden there appears an interesting plant - purslane. It is also called a rug, chicken leg, fatty, suckling, butterlak, dandur. With its appearance, the owners, in addition to the main concerns, have a new one - how easier it is to get the purslane garden.
Since settling on the site, the new tenant quickly spreads through it, giving the owners a lot of trouble. It spreads rapidly, and germination is not worse than that of schiritsy, wheatgrass and other annoying weeds.
For those who are unfamiliar with this plant, tell us a little about it.
- 1 Description of the plant
- 2 Methods of struggle