Cultural data sheets make it easier to get started
The signs are not only organic for food. Cost savings in crop protection, fewer failures and stress-tolerant plants of excellent quality - all these are arguments that speak for an ecological production method from a business perspective. However, due to a lack of experience and expertise, many horticultural companies are still reluctant to switch. In addition, every gardener knows from his own experience: Each crop has special requirements when it comes to substrate, fertilization and crop protection.
In order to support budding organic gardeners, various cultural data sheets were therefore developed as part of the organic ornamental plant project of the federal program for organic farming and other forms of sustainable agriculture (BÖLN). They provide practical information on individual crops under organic growing conditions. The cultures described include cyclamen, geranium, spring viola, capsicum, grasses, upholstery perennials, cut roses and cut ranunculus.
In addition to botanical and horticultural information, the culture data sheets contain detailed information on nutrient requirements, fertilization and the use of beneficials and plant strengthening agents. The basis for the creation of the culture data sheets were tests and many years of experience of consultants in the support of ornamental plants. Nina Weiler, aid.de