Curly mallow


Curly mallow - and a doctor, and a culinary specialist, and a decorator

The mallow is probably familiar to many. Along the roads, near fences, on wastelands, there is a nondescript plant with reclining stems. This mallow is low. Perhaps someone in childhood feasted on "kalachik" - its unripe fruits. But now we will talk about another, cultivated plant.

Homeland curly mallow (Malva crispa) - China. It is the greens that give the curly mallow a decorative effect: large (about a plate), wavy leaves with a fringe along the edge.

Flowers of mallow are small, white-pink, numerous, collected in bunches in the axils of leaves and branches; bloom from July to frost. The fruits ripen in September. They look like "kalachiki" made of round (like tablets) seeds. In Russia, they were compared to prosphora or prosvira. This is a church loaf, folded from several parts, with which Christians perform the rite of communion. This similarity is due to the old name of the plant - mallow. In the rest of the world, according to the botanical classification, it is called "mallow".

The healing properties of plants of the malvaceous family were known back in the 6th century BC to Hippocrates. And now it has been established that their leaves contain a lot of mucus, carbohydrates, vitamin C, tannins. Infusion of flowers and leaves is used internally and for gargling with inflammatory processes in the respiratory tract. Outwardly, in the form of ointments, poultices and baths, mallow is prescribed for skin irritation, tumors, burns, ulcers, eczema, hemorrhoids.

Curly mallow is not difficult to grow. Given its enormous size, I try to give it a place where it would not interfere with other plants, and at the same time, it showed its decorative qualities to the maximum. This is possible if the plantings are placed along the fence, near the compost heap, near the toilet, shed and other outbuildings. Green giants form a hedge, protecting the site from cold winds and shading unsightly areas in the garden from view.

I sow seeds in early spring: I put several pieces into holes 3 cm deep after 70-80 cm.After emergence, I leave one of the strongest plants in the hole, and pluck out the rest. During the period of active growth, timely watering and feeding with nitrogen fertilizers (mullein, urea, ammonium nitrate, etc.) are important.

Mallow grows very quickly - in the second half of July, the plants reach their maximum size. The mallow stems are very thick (up to 5 cm at the base) and do not require a garter.

The mallow is green, not just before the frost, but until the real frosts. All this time, its leaves can be used for food. They have a pleasant, neutral, slightly sweet taste. A wide variety of dishes can be prepared from them.

Mallow is good in salads, raw and boiled. When there is no time to cook a salad, I take a mallet leaf, put on it 1-2 stalks of tarragon, dill, parsley or lovage, a leaf of spinach, oat root or scorzonera, 2-3 feathers of some kind of onion (chives, oblique, wild garlic) , I roll it up and eat it with a slice of bread. And I don’t think about food for half a day.

Very tasty first courses can be prepared with mallow leaves: soup, cabbage soup, botvinya, okroshka.

Here is a family recipe for okroshka: boil 400 g of leaves in salted water, cool and chop coarsely; chop radish or radish on a coarse grater (about 400 g); chop 5-6 boiled potatoes, a couple of cucumbers; pour 2 liters of chilled kvass; serve with half a boiled egg, dill and sour cream.

Of the second courses, first of all I would like to mention cabbage rolls. And this is in July! Everything is as usual in them, only the mallow leaf is used instead of cabbage; and should be served with hot sauce.

You can cook delicious scrambled eggs very quickly: stew the coarsely chopped leaves with tomatoes, mix with onions fried in vegetable oil, make holes, break an egg in each, keep on low heat until the protein curdles, divide into portions and sprinkle with finely chopped spicy herbs.

An excellent filling for pies and dumplings is prepared as follows: boil the leaves for a couple of minutes, cut, simmer for 5 minutes in oil, mix with an equal amount of cottage cheese, feta cheese or grated cheese, add a little spicy greens that go with dairy products (mint, catnip, snakehead, lofant, savory, hyssop).

The mallow does not leave the table in our family all year round. In August, I dry the leaves on shelves under a canopy. If in two days they do not dry to brittleness, then I dry them in the oven and grind them into powder. It is convenient to store it in glass jars and is easy to use. We add this powder to soups, sauces, gravies, minced meat for cutlets and dumplings.

Curly mallow (mallow) is cultivated in many countries of Asia, Europe, America. In earlier times, it was widespread in Russia. In different provinces, it was called differently: hand out the potion, breast, gorodina, curly mug, biker, big zhinziver, shlyas. In the manual of R.I. Schroeder "Russian vegetable garden, nursery, orchard", first published in 1877, curly mallow is mentioned in the "Spinach Plants" section.

Today this culture is almost forgotten in our country. Let's revive it together!


I will gladly send curly mallow seeds to everyone. They, as well as seeds of more than 200 other rare plants, can be ordered from the catalog. Send in a marked envelope with your address - you will receive the catalog in it for free.

My address: 634024, Tomsk, st. 5th Army, 29 - 33 - Anisimov Gennady Pavlovich. The catalog can also be obtained by e-mail - send a request to E-mail: [email protected]

Gennady Anisimov


Forest mallow - is it a weed?

Forest mallow, Zenciver (Malva sylvestris) is a new medicinal culture that is now being actively studied. It is included in the list of known plants containing a large amount of mucous substances, is distinguished by high productivity and the possibility of mechanized cultivation.

Forest mallow, or forest mallow (Malva sylvestris)

This plant is biennial in height from 30 to 100 cm with a pronounced main shoot, in addition to which there are also lateral ones. The leaves are kidney-shaped, stiff-haired, the flowers are five-membered, pink or purple, 30-40 mm in diameter, the podachie is three-lobed. In the wild, it grows among shrubs, in light forests, gardens, along roads, in vegetable gardens, yards.

The forest mallow has a high seed productivity - on one plant 2-3 thousand seeds are formed, collected in 12 pieces. In culture, forest mallow tolerates spring frosts well, but reacts negatively to drought, so it must be sown early. In the case of a high agricultural background, the optimum sowing depth should be 2 cm. The seeding rate is 5-7 kg of seeds per hectare with a row spacing of 60 cm.

Illustration: Forest mallow, or Forest mallow. A - stem of a flowering plant 1 - petal 2 - staminate tube 3 - flower in longitudinal section 4 - stamen 5 - pollen grain 6 - pistil 7 - ovary in cross section 8 - fruit (kalachik) 9 - separate carpel, in real size and increase. 10 and 11 - the same in section 12 - seed, in nat. size and increase.

Much depends on the climatic conditions of the year and moisture in the stalking phase. On sod-podzolized soils, forest mallow responds positively to fertilizers. The most effective combination of the main application of fertilizers for plowing and two additional fertilizing - phosphoric during sowing and nitrogen in the stalking phase.

The optimal timing for the procurement of medicinal raw materials is the flowering phase. In our conditions, you can get two cuttings of high quality raw materials.

Herb containing polysaccharides is considered a medicinal raw material.

In medicine, the roots, leaves and flowers of forest mallow are usually used. Preparations from the whole plant (above- and underground parts) have an effective soothing, softening and expectorant effect. They treat bronchitis, cough (dry, strong), hoarseness. Helps as an enveloping agent in inflammatory processes in the stomach, intestines, especially accompanied by diarrhea.

Forest mallow, or forest mallow (Malva sylvestris)

A decoction of the roots is taken orally when the liver has hardened and in the form of poultices - for the treatment of ulcers, breast tumors, scrofulous tumors. Decoction of roots and aerial parts - for heart disease.

The essence of freshly harvested flowering plants is used in homeopathy.

In veterinary medicine, Zenciver flowers and leaves are used as an enveloping, anti-inflammatory and expectorant agent for inflammation of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. Decoction of roots - for poultices with swelling of the legs and joints.

Forest mallow, or forest mallow (Malva sylvestris)


Curly mallow - garden and vegetable garden

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When buying, you need to know what task we want to perform with its help: so that it is like an ampelous one and hangs from a flowerpot or be compact bushes, or maybe it completely fills the space in the flower bed. To do this, I pay attention to the height of the plant (for example, "Sonya White" - up to 30cm, RR mix - 20cm declared.) If nothing is written, then as a rule such petunia will be very long (old varieties). When planting a plant, I add ash, and during the season (once a week) I feed it with "Baby" fertilizer for tomatoes (2 tablespoons per 5 liters of water). Good results were also obtained when feeding AVA, for balcony flowers. Petunia loves to eat, but potassium-phosphorus "food".

Multi-flowered petunia
Varieties and hybrids of this group are distinguished by an abundance of medium-sized flowers. This is the most unpretentious, cold-resistant, rain- and wind-resistant, early blooming petunia. Plants of modern F1 hybrids resemble flowering balls, and in a flower garden they form a solid carpet. The varieties are less decorative, as they usually have a spreading bush shape.
multiflora low compact (f. multiflora nana compacta) - plants 20-35 cm tall, smooth flowers 5-6 cm in diameter, bloom 70-75 days from sowing
multi-flowered low terry (f. multiflora nana flore pleno) - plants 30-40 cm high, flowers 6-7 cm in diameter, smooth, bloom 70-75 days from sowing

Petunia floribunda
It occupies an intermediate position between multi-flowered and large-flowered. The plants have many relatively large flowers, which, like the multiflorous petunia, are slightly damaged by rain. It is most advisable to use varieties and hybrids of this group for large flower beds, since this petunia is most effective only in bulk.

Large-flowered petunia
The most popular group, numbering hundreds of varieties and hybrids with very large and beautiful flowers, but having significant drawbacks in our climate - a weak rain resistance of flowers and a relatively small number of them on a plant. In petunia, large-flowered flowers are damaged by any rain or strong wind, the plants temporarily lose their decorative effect.
Allocate:
large-flowered (f. grandiflora) - sprawling bush up to 60 cm tall, smooth flowers, 8-10 cm in diameter, bloom 80-90 days from sowing
large-flowered low (f. grandiflora nana) - compact bush 25-30 cm tall, smooth flowers, 8-10 cm in diameter, bloom 80-90 days after sowing
large-flowered fringed (f. grandiflora fimbriata) - a bush 60-75 cm tall, large flowers with a narrow tube, fringed along the edge, 10-12 cm in diameter, bloom on 85-95 days from sowing
large-flowered fringed low (f. grandiflora fim-briata nana) - compact bush 25-35 cm tall, flowers 10-12 cm in diameter, fringed along the edge, bloom on 85-95 days from sowing
large-flowered superb (f. grandiflora super-bissima) - sprawling bush, 50-75 cm tall, large flowers, up to 12 cm in diameter, with an even or wavy edge, a wide tube with a mass of darker colored veins, bloom on 85-95 days from sowing
large-flowered superb low (f. grandiflora superbissima nana) - compact bush 30-40 cm tall, large flowers, 10-12 cm in diameter, smooth edges, wide pharynx with a mass of darker colored veins, bloom on 85-95 days from sowing
large-flowered terry (f. grandiflora flore pleno) - sprawling bush 50-60 cm tall, large flowers, double, with a smooth or fringed edge, 10-12 cm in diameter.

This year, PP did not let me down, but for some reason I did not succeed in the declared uniformity and height of the plant, the gramophones are really big, but. very sad, and in the rain they generally hang with rags on the leaves. Frillitunia (petunia with mugs) disappointed, and not even because the "lace" absorbed the rain and then restored its appearance for a long time, but because the gramophone was too small. I really liked the petunia "Tango & qu

I really liked the petunia "Tango" -white (similar to Sonya-White). It constantly bloomed, struck with large flowers, did not get wet from the rain, and all the flowers were tightly pressed to the stem, very decorative. Photo 3

The most stable in the terrible weather conditions of this year were precisely the cascading ones. Those that hung in pots under the roof did not differ at all from those that spent the whole summer in the open air. And terry, I also showed themselves well, their stems are thick, like woody ones, they did not die at all, unlike ordinary ordinary ones.

I still choose petunia by clothes, if I like the color and it matches the idea, I take it right away. probably this is a matter of chance, but I come across "successful" seeds, successful producers. Among them are the seeds "Biotekhnika" and Russian seeds ".
"Salmon White" all sprang up and, interestingly, grew well in seedlings and bloomed early, and another proprietary, purple hybrid (I forgot the name) also pleased with germination and flowers. We were surprised by the seeds of the Prestige company, the Duo series (American line), bloomed very profusely and bushy. Maybe I was just lucky, but this year the problem was different: where to plant everything that came up

I grew both cascading and ampelous and did not notice much difference, besides the fact that ampelous petunias have more flexible stems (that is, it grows a little upward) and it quickly "becomes" an ampel in the word familiar to us.

Surfinia is just one of the variety of ampelina petunias. Ampel petunias are distinguished into a separate group. This group is characterized by a huge number of flowers that sprinkle the shoots and, as I said earlier, shoots tend to grow downward from an early age or creep along the ground if they do not grow in tall containers or vases. It is believed that ampelous petunia is more thermophilic and demanding on moisture, therefore it is difficult for us to achieve such a result "as in the picture", and the lashes grow much shorter. All series of ampel petunias, except for "Fortunia", do not propagate by seeds. If the bag with seeds says that this is "Surfinia" F-1, etc., etc., then this is a hoax.
A little off topic
Yes, last year I also bought such a Lobelia erinus pendula "Red Cascade", it has nothing to do with the really red color. Only its cascade was confirmed, it grew up to 35 cm further, its shoots become careless at the base from watering and dressing.

Depending on what kind of petunia you are going to plant, a terry multi-colored mixture can belong to a different group of petunias. For example. terry petunia multiflora (Petunia F-1 Multiflora double) hangs out of the pot more than petunia grandiflora (Petunia grandiflora double), but in any case it will not reach half a meter

Terry petunia I called "Double Cascade Blue". Grandiflora large-flowered terry. These will not hang from the basket under any circumstances. Seeds from the Russian garden, and the mongrel cost 7 rubles a bag called a snow globe, there was also the same Pink sky. Length according to the passport 40 cm. But in pots they looked much better than in soil. There was also Baskin Robins, whom I sketched out:

All petunias look good in a flower bed, but there is such a gradation that the larger the flower, the faster it will lose its decorative effect. This corresponds to varieties of large-flowered (Grandiflora) and varieties of the multiflora group (Multiflora) petunias. Multi-flowered plants lose their decorative effect faster with prolonged rains. Last rainy summer, the flowers in the flowerbed got wet, rotted and I had to cut them off all the time. Petunia is not for a damp summer in a flower bed, but in comparison with the listed groups, gr. Floribunda, which occupies an intermediate position between large-flowered and multi-flowered petunias, is more resistant to weather disasters. I liked how the compact "Lambada" petunia looks on the flowerbed, but the "Russian size" petunias should not be planted on the flowerbed.
Feel free to plant a helmet in the ground

Lareta, it depends on the petunia belonging to one or another group and the hybrid feature, including, for example, the height of an adult plant), and also on the germination rate. In the same land, petunias sown at the same time behave differently, For example, sown on February 5 "Pikoti" (mixture) (Petunia hybrida) has an average of 3 true leaves at the moment (February 23).
Andrea (purple) and Marika (red) (Petunia hybrida multiflora) also have 2 true leaves, but these petunias vary greatly in size.
Terry "Double Caskade F1 Orhid Mist" and "Double Caskade F1 Burgundy", (Petunia grandiflora double) with a declared height of 15 cm, dumpy, even with 3 large true leaves. Like this.

The "varietal" peculiarity "implies" the growth rate. For the second year in a row I have driven Double Cascade F1, followed by Petunia hibrida and Petunia F1 grandiflora sown at the same time.

All ramblins and explorers are "in a hurry", moreover, on my petunia (from 17 02.), in a close volume, never transplanted, a rudiment of a flower has never been noticed. All cascading, ampelous ramblers and explorers need to be pinched, ramblers have side shoots (above 3-4 leaves), they are characterized by faster growth. If you do not pinch, then shoots of a different order are formed, which do not add beauty, but form a somewhat "untidy" bush.

With the specified size - a clear overkill, in real life Double Caskade F1 "Orchid mist" (Wild Orchid) petunia grows up to 8-9cm. at the very beginning of flowering, and then this size is retained only in a complete, collapsed dissolution, before fading, and even then not in all blossoming buds.
The mixture of petunias of the "Double Duo" series, in comparison with the Petunia grandiflora double, is distinguished by a higher "growth", it bushes well, but its flower size is max. 5-6cm. and less terry and crimped than Orchid mist, for example, and therefore the Duo series is more resistant to rain (does not turn into rags).

Tinochka, the main difference between Frilithunia is the shape of the flower. In Frilithunia, it is large, with a strongly wavy tube, as well as wavy (scalloped) edges. Branched bush, 50-60 cm in diameter. At the same time 10-15 flowers in dissolution. But in my opinion, this information is also contained in the bags. The flower is beautiful in my opinion. I also have several copies planted. By the way, it was Freilitunia (for me personally) that germination was not very good, I had to sow it. But maybe this is just an accident.

I have, for example, a "girl" of the Wave of Luck variety. So it was originally all kind of curly and with a lot of side shoots. I don't touch her.

Lobelia
The Can Can series is characterized by a two-tone color and a rather compact but sprawling size. Last year I grew "Harlequin Burgundy", not to say that I am delighted with it, everything is for everybody. Flowers with white stripes of different sizes (seen in the photo) may appear on one plant, which gives it a not very neat look.
In the photo: "Harlequin Burgundy", series Can Can.
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frosik
I liked Fortunia Lilac and Pearl surf.
Fortunia is an ampelnik. It grows very quickly, strongly branches. Lots of flowers! The length of the shoots reached 60-70 cm. It is resistant to bad weather.
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Lobelia
Petunia Falcon series "Red Wayne" - grandiflora. "Prestige seeds". Sowing 25.02., Did not pinch
The plant is well bushy, strong. The flowers are large, saucer-shaped, with a bright red throat and veins. As it grows, amazing color changes appear on the petals. Grown higher than stated, but all flowers and buds appeared at the same height. I consider the main disadvantage to be very wet from the rain, as a result of which the flowers become stained and lose their decorative effect for a day.
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viola
Petunia Tornado F1 Cherry.
Petunia giant cascading (Petunia hedgiflora). Platinum series. Seeds from Biotechnics.
The first flowerpot is cherry. Landing 20.02.10. Powerful, firm stems. Abundant flowering. It grows quickly on the flowerbed - spreads, quickly recovers after rain.
I pinched it, only at the beginning, when it was still in the glass, so that it would not grow into one stem, about the volume, I know that the diameter of the pots is 45 cm. Fertilizers - for 1 pots 1 scoop of Etisso for the whole summer - and "the head does not hurt ".
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frosik
viola, I can correct it a little: Tornado Cherry is a petunia Tidal Wave, trailing (i.e. ampelous)
As for the pinching, I can say that I pinch any petunia if I see a need for it

Lobelia
Petunia DUO Red, terry multi-flowered. " Search"
Sowing 02.22., Pinched 2 times: at seedling age and in May, after disembarking in a flowerpot.
After pinching, it bushes well, grows quickly and forms a large number of double flowers similar to carnations.
However, in comparison with large-flowered petunia, these "carnations" do not last long, fade. To maintain decorativeness, wilted flowers were constantly plucked out. Resistant to rain.

Suomi
Petunia grandiflora Triumph dark purple (Petunia hybrida grandiflora superbissima nana purple).
Seeds from Aelita. Height 60cm, flower diameter 16cm.
I sowed seedlings on 02.24, but next year I will sow early, I think in early February, because it takes a very long time to grow buds. The seeds were in granules, they sprouted very amicably. Sowed in peat tablets and in my opinion they were very comfortable there. Very responsive to various fertilizers once a week. At the very beginning, when I dropped it off at a permanent place in a flowerpot, I pinched it. I planted 2-3 pieces in a 10-liter flowerpot. I noticed that with frequent pinching, the flower becomes smaller and becomes not as curly as the first flowers.

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Petunia Superbissima Alba F1. Grandiflora.
Finnish seeds. Height about 40 cm and flower size 16cm.
They were sown on 24.02.2010. I also think it's too early. The stems are very thick, the leaves are oily. I pinched it for the first time in the phase of 6-7 leaves and the second time in an adult state, when it was planted outside. It responds very well to all kinds of feeding, even in an infant state. I first planted it on flower beds, but as she spread her branches on the ground, she did not see all her beauty. Transplanted into pots of 3 pcs. in 10-liter and 2 pcs. in 7 liters. They immediately became visible. I also noticed that after pinching the flower becomes smaller, but still beautiful.
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Lobelia
Petunia "Sonya Brilliant Rose" - petunia hybrida. "Sonja Brilliant Star
Russian seeds, sowing 5.02, did not pinch, 2 petunias in a cast iron with a volume of 5 liters.

Like all petunias of the Sonya series, it forms a dense, strong bush, very uniform throughout the entire growing period. Regular feeding makes flowering continuous. The flowers are large, slightly wavy, the petals stick together from the rain, but the petunia quickly regains its presentable appearance. The color did not match with the picture, in life it is much darker.

Suomi
Petunia Ampelnaya Velvet F1 purple (Petunia hybrida grandiflora pendula).
Sowed 03/07/2010. It took a long time to sprout and gain growth, but then how it grew! Fertilized 2 times a week, alternated nitrogen and potassium-phosphorus fertilizers. Didn't pinch! And did not remove faded flowers. Planted in ampel pots, 1-2 pieces in 3-liter ampels, and other ampels were 2 liters each, so there is one plant. The flowers are not very large, although it was written Grandiflora. Scourge about 80 cm. Seeds from the House of Seeds St. Petersburg

Lobelia
Fortunia "Wave of Fortune".
NK Russian vegetable garden, seeds of PROFI. sowing 25.02. 2 pcs in a 15 liter bucket.

It grew rapidly, and along with its growth it bloomed completely continuously. Didn't pinch. A very joyful petunia, strong, large flowers, immediately filled the entire flowerpot with shoots and began to go down, forming a ball. Resistant to rain, drops roll off the petals and decorative, quickly recovers. The flowers are larger than those of fortune. Waterfall, odorless. In the photo, respectively, June, July, August.

Oksya
Petunia "Blue Waterfall" F1
Petunia grandiflora - terry cascading
The seeds of the company "Aelita" have been pleasing with excellent germination for two years. Early flowering petunia with good branching. The flowers are large (I have up to 10-12 cm), densely double, blue-violet. On individual bushes, there are variations with white veins. It responds well to pinching in seedlings at the stage of 5-6 true leaves. At the same time, it quickly forms side shoots and forms a compact fluffy bush. Feels good both in the exhaust gas and in the pots. In the latter case, it stretched somewhat as it grew, but after pruning, it quickly regained its shape and again formed a profusely flowering ball. The flowers have a pleasant delicate aroma, in principle they are resistant to bad weather, although they become limp during prolonged rains. But after flowering, it quickly recovers. I planted 2 plants per 8 liters of soil in a pots.
The same petunia is included in the "Day and Night" mixture from Aelita.

I continue to borrow the catalog of petunias from Forumhouse
Lobelia
Petunia "Sonya Brilliant Rose" - petunia hybrida. "Sonja Brilliant Star
Russian seeds, sowing 5.02, did not pinch, 2 petunias in a cast iron with a volume of 5 liters.

Like all petunias of the Sonya series, it forms a dense, strong bush, very uniform throughout the entire growing period. Regular feeding makes flowering continuous. The flowers are large, slightly wavy, the petals stick together from the rain, but the petunia quickly regains its presentable appearance. The color did not match with the picture, in life it is much darker.

Suomi
Petunia Ampelnaya Velvet F1 purple (Petunia hybrida grandiflora pendula).
Sowed 03/07/2010. It took a long time to sprout and gain growth, but then how it grew! Fertilized 2 times a week, alternated nitrogen and potassium-phosphorus fertilizers. Didn't pinch! And did not remove faded flowers. Planted in ampel pots, 1-2 pieces in 3-liter ampels, and other ampels were 2 liters each, so there is one plant. The flowers are not very large, although it was written Grandiflora. Scourge about 80 cm. Seeds from the House of Seeds St. Petersburg

Lobelia
Fortunia "Wave of Fortune".
NK Russian vegetable garden, seeds of PROFI. sowing 25.02. 2 pcs in a 15 liter bucket.

It grew rapidly, and along with its growth it bloomed completely continuously. Didn't pinch. A very joyful petunia, strong, large flowers, immediately filled the entire flowerpot with shoots and began to go down, forming a ball. Resistant to rain, drops roll off the petals and decorative, quickly recovers. The flowers are larger than those of fortune. Waterfall, odorless. In the photo, respectively, June, July, August.

Oksya
Petunia "Blue Waterfall" F1
Petunia grandiflora - terry cascading
The seeds of the company "Aelita" have been pleasing with excellent germination for two years. Early flowering petunia with good branching. The flowers are large (I have up to 10-12 cm), densely double, blue-violet. On individual bushes, there are variations with white veins. It responds well to pinching in seedlings at the stage of 5-6 true leaves. At the same time, it quickly forms side shoots and forms a compact fluffy bush. Feels good both in the exhaust gas and in the pots. In the latter case, it stretched somewhat as it grew, but after pruning, it quickly regained its shape and again formed a profusely flowering ball. The flowers have a pleasant delicate aroma, in principle they are resistant to bad weather, although they become limp during prolonged rains. But after flowering, it quickly recovers. I planted 2 plants per 8 liters of soil in a pots.
The same petunia is included in the "Day and Night" mixture from Aelita.

Petunia "SuperCascade white"
Petunia grandiflora F1
Seeds of the company "Aelita". A bush 40 cm high, highly branching, responds well to pinching in the early stages of growth. Abundant petunia with huge (up to 13 cm) snow-white, glowing flowers. Flowers open constantly, there were moments when there were so many of them that there was literally nowhere for new flowers to fully unfold. On the glassed-in balcony, the bush stretched out a little and fell apart. And in the garden in a flowerpot, this petunia grew in more compact and dense bushes. By the end of summer, flowering became less abundant. Pruning helped, after a while petunia pleased with new cascades of flowers. Planted in pots 3.5 l - 1 plant. And in a flowerpot of about 40 liters - 3 bushes of this petunia, surrounded by 15 lobelia bushes.

Cascade petunia "Ramblin Peach" trailing petunia F1
Seeds of the firm "Russian Garden", the "Profi" series, please with 100% germination.
The bush is compact, strongly branched, in principle does not need to be pinched, but if you pinch it, it will not be very offended. It rises above the pot by 20-30 cm, then goes down, closing the pot with a ball, completely covered with flowers. Flowering is very abundant, constant. No haircut required. But he constantly sets the seeds and, if you do not remove the faded buds, the flowering becomes not so abundant. The flowers are resistant to rain, completely restores their appearance within half an hour. The scourge is fairly molten, but not brittle, it tolerates wind well. Requires volumes of at least 5 liters per plant, for a large volume and regular feeding it will thank you with a bright color of flowers and a thick, dense bush.
By the way, this petunia overwintered without any problems in my city apartment and it seems that it is going to do it again this year.

Oksya
Cascade petunia "Ramblin Lilac" trailing petunia F1
Seeds of the firm "Russian Garden", series "Profi". The bush is somewhat more compact than that of its fellow Ramblin Peach. Otherwise, these two petunias are very similar in bush shape, growth principle and growing requirements. The flower is pale lilac in color, the petals are pearl, as it were. In the bright sun, the color becomes more intense, but at the same time, a kind of tenderness and romance is lost. Spotted color variations occur. The volumes, as for Ramblin Peach, are needed sufficient, at least 5 liters per plant. Pinching is irrelevant, the bush branches on its own. Just like the previous comrade, it needs to remove the faded buds along with the seed pods.
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Lobelia
Petunia Pikoti Velvet - petunia multiflora Aelita, Candy series
Sowing 02.22, did not pinch, 2 plants in a pot.
I still expect a large white ruffle from this petunia, which would emphasize its rich color, but no, not uniformity in color - this is Pikoti. The plant is strong, lined flowers are large. Due to its dense texture, the flowers do not stick together and do not break from the rain. Has grown above the declared height (25cm) to 35cm. Sets seeds, but I tried to prevent this by regularly removing drooping flowers. In the photo it is June, and by the middle of August Pikoti practically began to form flowers without a white border.

Elenka02
Firstly, thanks a lot for creating this theme !! It is sooooo useful to us for beginners!
From my first experience, I liked the most:
1.Tornado Silver, Biotechnics. Sown 27.02.10. Ascended 03/02/2010. 5 out of 5!
It was defined in a 12 liter pot, but when I removed its roots, everything was braided, I concluded that he needed a capacity of at least 18 liters. I made another mistake when I got entangled in ampels and bush it was Silver who pinched one! As a result, one bush was bald in the middle.

2.Ramblin Neon Rose, Biotech manufacturer. I liked the unrealistically bright color, on a sunny day it hurt my eyes. Well, like all ramblins, it is distinguished by a powerful bush with an abundance of flowers. One minus, the flowers suffered greatly from the rains.

frosik
Petunia of the "Bravo" variety series grandiflora (large-flowered).
One of the most unpretentious petunias, even self-seeding retains parental characteristics (photo 1). The bush is compact, 20-25 cm, it stretched a little on the loggia. He loves pinching very much, it turns out a dense rug in the ground (photo 2).The flowers are huge up to 15 cm. It blooms quickly. Many colors.
Sown this year in March in a flower pot without shelter, sown at the beginning of April. Very cold-resistant, blooms even after light frosts.
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Lobelia
Petunia Halahul Red F1 Agro Success
Sowing 25.02, in a cast iron 2 pcs, did not pinch.

Very compact, strong and elegant petunia, it bushes well and does not fall apart. This is one of the petunias in which the size fully corresponded to the indicated one (30 + -5 cm.) Does not suffer at all from rain, the flowers are slightly smaller than those of the similar "Pikoti", odorless.


The use of mallow in medicine

In folk medicine, the entire aerial part of the plant is used. Infusion of flowers and leaves is taken for lung diseases, sore throat, trachitis, dry cough, restore hoarseness and loss of voice. Gargling relieves inflammation of the tonsils and oral mucosa. Lotions are effective for burns, inflammation of the eyelids, tumors and rashes of various etiologies.

Broth from mallow:

1 tablespoon of herbs must be poured with a glass of boiling water, insisted for 2 hours and taken orally 1-2 tablespoons 3-4 times a day. For lotions and rinses, the concentration of the broth should be increased.

The beneficial properties of the herb due to the abundance of mucus have a laxative effect in chronic constipation, help get rid of intestinal atony. Fresh leaves in a crushed form are applied to wounds, ulcers. They are able to dissolve boils and speed up the healing process.

For the fruit mallow is also called "kalachik". These kalachiki are used for making salads and cooking. However, young leaves and stems of this plant are also edible.


Curly mallow - garden and vegetable garden

Name: old Roman, comes from the Greek word 'malasso' - soften. Ancient doctors used mallow leaves for medicinal purposes.

Description: the genus has up to 120 species growing in Europe, North Africa, Asia.

Annual, biennial and perennial rhizome plants with straight branchy stems up to 200 cm tall. The flowers are large, clustered several in the axils of the leaves, rarely solitary, form inflorescences located at the tops of the stems. Leaves are whole, lobed or finger-dissected, pubescent. Blooms from July to autumn. The fruit is a capsule with several single-seeded nests. In 1 g up to 300 - 500 seeds.

IN annual culture the following types of mallow can be grown:

Homeland - the central regions of the European part of Russia, Western Europe, Asia Minor.

Perennial herb up to 100 cm tall with rough hairy stems, cultivated as biennial or perennial... The flowers are pink or white, up to 5 cm in diameter, and have a pleasant musky scent. Blooms in June and August. In culture since 1596. Winter hardy up to -35 degrees.

Variety 'White Perfection'- excellent, the earliest variety among mallows, only 35-70cm high. Numerous snow-white flowers reach 5 cm in diameter. Blooms in June-August. In the first year, it can be used in a pot culture, and then transplanted into a flower garden. Looks great in group plantings, mixborders. Long standing in the cut. Prefers sunny areas, but tolerates partial shade. Requires abundant watering.

Perennial 45-90 cm tall with upright shoots. Leaves are green with 3-5 lobes. It blooms in July-August very profusely with pale pink large (up to 4-5 cm in diameter) flowers with clearly defined five toothed petals. There is a white-flowered form. Usually, it is a short-lived perennial. Suitable for growing in a container.

In culture, usually the variety 'Fastigiata' - with bright pink flowers, a more upright and narrow bush than the original form. On sale there are seeds in the form of a mixture ‘Mixed’ - Plants with white and pink flowers.

Location: sunny place protected from strong winds. Light partial shade is acceptable. In the shade, plants stretch out and bloom less abundantly.

The soil: medium moist, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral.

Care: normal. Watering is abundant, but dampness should be avoided. It is recommended to tie the stems to pegs to avoid wind damage. The faded flowers are removed to prolong the flowering period. After flowering, the inflorescences are cut off. If shorter than usual bushes are required, then in spring the shoots can be pinched. Malva does not tolerate transplanting well. Periodic rejuvenation is recommended, since young plants are more frost-resistant.

Diseases and pests: slugs. It is prone to bacterial diseases, especially in warm and humid regions.

Reproduction: most often by seeds, which are sown in May directly into open ground ridges. Shoots appear on the 8-10th day. They are planted in a permanent place in the fall, keeping the distance between plants 40-50 cm. It blooms in the 2nd year. Sowing for seedlings is carried out in April directly in pots (3 seeds in a three-liter pot), in a loose earthy mixture with a neutral reaction. In this case, it blooms sometimes in the year of sowing. Valuable terry varieties and forms are propagated by cuttings (basal cuttings in spring or stem cuttings in early summer) or by dividing the bush. Self-seeding is possible under favorable conditions.


Garden Review

A powerful wall fenced off the flower garden from the winds that raged on the collective farm field, tall stems with huge plate-shaped finger-like leaves, as if frilled with curly fringes along the edge. They looked especially impressive thanks to the long petioles. Against their background, pale pink flowers, collected in bunches in the leaf axils, seemed tiny and inconspicuous. But overall, the plant was very decorative. And it caused the need to come closer, put your palm on a leaf, touch the fine-toothed fringe. There were no doubts about the belonging of the plant to the Malvaceae family, confused only by the original leaves and not too bright flowers.

The hostess of the house shrugged her shoulders in surprise, they say, what kind of mallow it is for you, they call it broth, but not for the sake of beauty we grow, but so that cabbage rolls have something to twirl. And in confirmation of her words, she called to the table, pulling out a cast iron pot with small neat stuffed cabbage rolls from the Russian stove. Their taste was excellent, although instead of the traditional cabbage, the minced meat was wrapped in the leaves of the so-called prosvira.

An unusual plant, in fact, turned out to be a forgotten curly mallow, bearing another name - mallow.

It is an annual, fast-growing plant up to 200 cm in height with a powerful well-leafy stem, blooming from July to frost, yielding fruits with well-ripened seeds in September. Summer residents, as a rule, grow it as an ornamental crop, using large plants for the background in the form of hedges.

And in rural areas, mallow is widely used for food, added to the mash for chickens, pigs, although many of them do not know for certain that the leaves contain carbohydrates, vitamin C, tannins.

The leaves are eaten throughout the summer, using in salads, okroshka, egg omelets. For filling pies and dumplings, making cabbage rolls, the leaves of mallow are pre-scalded with boiling water. Dry leaves are added to soups, sauces, minced meat for cutlets and dumplings.

Local healers treat patients with infusion of flowers and leaves for bronchitis and tonsillitis. And they are not alone in their belief in the benefits of mallow. Since the time of Hippocrates, ointments, poultices and baths have been made from this plant for skin irritation, burns, ulcers, eczema and hemorrhoids.

There are no special secrets for growing mallow. This is a very unpretentious culture. The seeds can be found in amateur gardeners, in some catalogs of trading companies, but you just need to clarify that you need curly mallow - in Latin it is written like this: Malva crispa.

The seeds are brown, small, they are sown at the end of April in shallow holes of about 3 cm at a distance of 50-60 cm from each other. Put 3-4 seeds in each hole, then the weakest seedlings are removed. Shoots appear on the 8-10th day. Since the plant develops rapidly, it needs abundant watering, regular feeding. It is better to choose a sunny place, it is advisable to fill the soil well with humus in the fall.

Yes, I forgot to write: mallow cabbage rolls with spicy sauce are especially good.

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Types and varieties of mallow flower (mallow)

Mallow in the Moscow region is not very common, but it is widespread to the south - in the Volga region, the Caucasus, and Ukraine. In the Moscow region and to the north, the plant is replaced by another species very similar to it - low mallow (M. pusilla). It is even more inconspicuous than neglected mallow, its petals are only slightly longer than the calyx, very pale and almost invisible. The rest of the plants are similar as twins. This species is very often found throughout the Moscow region and throughout the European part of Russia, except for the Arctic, throughout Siberia and the Far East.

Both types of mallow are used in folk medicine, their leaves and roots in the form of decoctions are used for rinsing in inflammatory processes of the respiratory tract, as an external lotion for skin inflammations, ulcers, tumors, hemorrhoids. Greens have a slightly laxative effect. The use of mallow flowers is recommended for constipation and intestinal atony. In addition, it is believed that the mucus released when chewing mallow makers protects against colds. Fresh grass contains almost 88% water, 4.9% nitrogenous substances, up to 243 mg% vitamin C. There is also a lot of ascorbic acid in unripe fruits.

In terms of protein content, some types and varieties of mallow used as fodder surpass even legumes famous for their nutritional value. These types include mallow mogilevsky (M. mohielevansis). The most interesting thing is that this native of China somehow turned out to be discovered in 1861 in Ukraine, from where it got its name. In China, it is also used as a wild food plant, and in our country it is introduced here and there as a fodder.

A little further south there are beautiful bushes forest mallow (M. sylvestris) with bright, rather large flowers. It is found in the Baltics, then with a large gap in the Volga region and further south, to the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was also grown in ancient Greece. According to one of the researchers, the nature of its distribution in Germany and the discovery of seeds in the sites of the early Iron Age proves that it was originally a cultivated plant.

Terry red. Height 1.8-2.2 m, powerful bush, inflorescence from 55 to 110 cm.

As you can see in the photo, the flowers of this mallow are double, bright red, in the form of a hemisphere:

The petals have dark streaks. The number of flowers in the inflorescence reaches 180 pieces.

Terry pink. Height 2–2.5 m. One of the most decorative varieties. Has a bright pink color. The diameter of the flower reaches 12 cm. The length of the inflorescence is 1 m. The number of flowers in the inflorescence is up to 190.

Terry cream. Height 2 m. The stem is powerful, branched. The inflorescence is about 1 m long, the number of flowers in it is up to 200 pieces, the diameter is from 10 to 12 cm.

Zebrina. Height 1.2 m. Very decorative variety of mallow, raspberry, with dark stripes. The plant reproduces by self-seeding. Blooms from May to frost.

In Siberia, there are 4 edible types of mallow, all of them are annual plants.

1. Curly mallowMalva crispa (L.) L.

Stem 40-100 cm tall. Blooms from July to September.

Occasionally found in the southern regions of Siberia, as a weed - near dwellings.

Young leaves and shoots are eaten raw (for salad) and boiled.

2. Mallow moorish, forestMalva mauritiana L.

Stem 30-100 cm tall. Blooms in July - August.

Occasionally, as a weed, it grows near dwellings, in kitchen gardens and orchards. The range of the species is distributed up to 56–57 ° N. sh. in Central Siberia and up to 57–58 ° in Western Siberia.

Used as food, like curly mallow.

3. Mogilev mallow, whorledMalva mohileviensis Downer.

Stem height 35-100, rarely 150 cm. Blooms in July - August.

Occasionally found in vegetable gardens, orchards, near fields in the southern regions of Siberia and in Central Yakutia.

They are used for food, like the previous types of mallow.

4. Mallow maker low, small, "kalachiki"Malva pusilla smith

Stem 20-60 cm tall. Blooms in July - August.


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