If you want to grow a healthy and strong plant – pour grain into the pot! This is what our ancestors did. In the distant years, in the village, no one knew about any roots and epins. Nevertheless, the windows of our grandmothers burned from the bright colours of geraniums, wet Vanka, celosia.
Yes, yes, scallops grew even then, in the time of our grandmothers. And all this beauty was achieved without the use of expensive fertilizers. But our ancestors also knew the secret of natural roots. My grandmother, for example, successfully used grain – wheat or oats – for these purposes. So, if it was necessary to transplant a plant or root some cuttings, the grandmother first filled the pot with earth. Most often, she was taken in the place where the nettle grew.
In the centre of the pot, I made a recess of 3-4 centimetres. In this recess, she poured a pinch or a handful (depending on the size of the plant and pot) of oat or wheat grains. She inserted a seedling or cutting, sprinkled and pressed it with earth. A week later, cereal sprouts hatched near the cutting. When they grew a little, literally 1 centimetre each, my grandmother cut off these green sprouts with scissors.
And so she pinched off until the green shoots ceased to appear. I think everyone has heard about the miraculous healing power of sprouted grains.
Thanks to the processes taking place in the germinating grains, the cuttings took root very quickly. And the plant itself then grew for a long time without any fertilizer. After all, everything you need was laid in the grains.
By the way, our ancestors also used this method when planting fruit trees – they poured oats into the hole under apple trees, pears.
If there is no wheat or oats, put peas or beans under the root.
An important nuance: the grain must be of good quality. Free of mould and pests.