Year-round cultivation – Inspekt

Autumn crops in frames require special care, especially if the plants are sown or planted during hot summer or autumn days. The windows should then be shaded in the first days, and then slowly accustom the young plants to heat and light. Carrot seeds sown for inspection are left uncovered throughout the winter. If there is no snow, they can be covered with more earth, which protects against frost and strong winds. Only at the beginning of February are windows installed, after which the inspect is often aired. Lamb's lettuce likes a lower temperature and lots of fresh air. It is collected from the inspectorate then, when it is no longer possible in the field. In the event of the first strong frosts, windows should be placed on the boxes. On frost-free days, the frame is aired in order to ensure better plant health. Lamb's lettuce varieties resistant to mildew should be grown. Endive cultivation is more labor-intensive, because the plant rots easily at lower temperatures. You have to collect it by the end of the year.
The variation can be supplemented with the following species or introduced interchangeably.

For spring cultivation, you can introduce early carrots sown in late winter or early spring, or cress (peppercorns). You can also brush the chives and parsley roots in the spring; In this way, valuable spice vegetables are obtained in a period poor in vitamins.
In summer, peppers can be grown in warm places, fennel, and in colder conditions, green beans. When growing peppers, the windows should be set higher on a special frame after some time. If most of the flowers are removed, some large fruits will be obtained. Who succeeds in growing peppers, he should try growing eggplants. They generally go into hot summers. As a short-day plant, eggplant blooms only in August. It's best to pick the fruit then, when they are dark blue, with a greasy sheen.

By sowing green beans in mid-July, it is possible to obtain a large yield of green pods in autumn. In autumn you can plant chicory. For this purpose, the leaves are shortened to 3-4 cm, and the roots are covered with a 15 cm layer of soil.
From strawberries planted for the inspection in the fall or early spring, it is possible to get ripe fruits much earlier. Annual plants with a strong root system should be planted. Strawberries require intensive airing.
Inspekt allows for the use of various variants of plant cultivation and rotation coordinates.

Species should be selected, which repel pests or fix free nitrogen in the air thanks to symbiotic bacteria (legume plants). It can also be plants, whose roots emit various substances or whose leaves shade the surface of the soil well.

Here are some examples: carrots and spinach, dwarf beans, radish onion and watercress, carrot, lettuce, spinach; summer radish and dwarf beans; autumn radish and dwarf beans; cucumbers and dwarf beans.

Very early and strong seedling, especially lettuces, kohlrabi and cauliflower, can only be produced in warm frames or in a small greenhouse. If there is no such possibility, it is better to buy a seedling from a gardener, than growing it on the window of your own apartment. In warm frames, plants must be shaded and evenly watered. They should also be protected from the cold. The soil for the seedling must have a lumpy structure; should be made of compost with the addition of clay. The sown seeds must be well patted. They can also be soaked before sowing, as described earlier. It is much easier to strictly adhere to the sowing dates in frames than in open space, because it does not depend on external conditions. The same applies to the use of biodynamic preparations of horsetail and nettle and various auxiliaries, like for example. SPS i Polymaris.