15 years on his land in a private home, the resident of Nikolayev , Valery Prokofiev growing a veritable garden of Eden, so to say. In the greenhouse, which the man built with his own hands, he grows dozens of species of exotic plants, some of them unusual, even for seasoned travelers. Valeriy 60 years and this thing became for him a real joy to the soul. Correspondents “Agroyug” visited his house, talked to Amateur gardeners and captured the results of his work.
Bananas, medlars, lemons, figs, oranges, pomegranate, guayaba, coffee tree, passion fruit, pitahaya, papaya, grapefruit, kumquat and many others, the battle of words. From exotic names dizzy. And Valery in the midst of his green Kingdom: fusses, throws, ties up the branches, picks up the fruit. In one tree the leaves will RUB, the other would whisper something pleasant. In the greenhouse he warmly and to leave, be honest, do not want. And the yard meanwhile, the fall of large flakes of snow. In the greenhouse the temperature is maintained constantly at least 20 degrees. So many plants Valeriya feel very at ease, such as in native tropics or subtropics. By the way the greenhouse, the man was built ten years ago. Prior to that, he was trying to plant plants in my garden, in the soil. Started amazing hobby Valery after he returned home from the flight. For a long time in the seas, he managed to get bored in the earth, behind the greens. It is on the ship, he began addicted to growing plants. Fortunately, Equatorial exotics turned out to be unpretentious to conditions in his quarters.
“Near the equator would pull anything. The cabin will be planted. Something is growing, something is twisted. That stick – taking root. My cabin was the hottest on the ship and the green.”
The first plant that started it all was the figs. He brought with flight.
“Figs fruits – not whimsical. This is the biblical tree. Only frost harboring it all. Next year give birth. Here is the stick, and by the autumn will bear fruit”.
And after he planted his Fig and began his hobby. But in General, jokes Valery, he was never a fan of digging in the garden. And after the flight was seriously interested. First tried to plant a lot of strange plants, but not all went well.
“Grow everything you can grow. Tried a lot of that. But many did not. For example. That was my avocado. The song is very long, to grow the bone need six years. Faced with the problem of pollination, first need cross-pollination – two trees, but I knew it. But then there are other problems – the male flowers bloom at night, women’s day. For three years I suffered nothing ensued. I gave them to a friend. Now he toils for three years already. The ovary was not yet.”
Seedlings buys at exhibitions or grow plants from seeds. About your plants Valery likes to tell very long.
“Somewhere bone got planted, then you start to see how it winters. Here’s guava go – go. Growing – only water. Vodka terrible. You want the water stood. Nothing hurts”.
Recently bloomed medlar. This time Valery was waiting for about 6 years. Usually the plants are male plants in pots. However, there are particular favorites that have become part of the family. They grow in the soil. One of these is the Meyer lemon.
“The Meyer lemon is my favorite. It grows in the ground. I have four lemon varieties. They all grow in pots for the collection. And this grows in the soil, because pet”.
Valery loves most, when his garden starts to blossom. Then he does not go out of my greenhouse and inhale the heady aromas.
“When the mass blooming lemons and oranges smell to the whole yard. Aroma is indescribable”.