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The history of using mushrooms began during Paleolithic times. Few – even anthropologists – to understand what impact had the mushrooms on the evolution of mankind. Fungi play a central role in the cultures of ancient Greece, India and Mesoamerica. Because of its enchanting nature, fungi have always evoked deep emotional responses: from adulation by those who understand them, to fear from those who do not understand. Fear of mushroom poisoning exists in every culture, sometimes reaching forms of phobia. The term 'mikofobiya' defines the fear and loathing of people and cultures in relation to fungi.

Examples of such crops are English and Irish. In contrast to mikofobnym, there mikofilichnye culture. They are located in Asia and Eastern Europe, these include Polish, Russian and Italian peoples. They have extensive experience in the use of mushrooms, more than a hundred names to describe their favorite species of fungi. Evidence of a very significant role of fungi in the mythology and – increasingly – in the culture should be considered as the emergence of a special science etnomikologii. Work of an American scientist, RG Wasson and his successors allow to reveal the value of fungi in many cultural and historical traditions. In particular, mushrooms often appear as a classifier, with which well-formed opposition such as "profane – sacred," "Female – Male", "water – the fire", etc. Continuing in the tradition of grassroots fluctuations against fungi belonging to the plant or animal life explain a number of mythological motifs associated with the metamorphosis of the mushroom (The origin of fungi from the stone, turning people into mushrooms, etc.).

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Soil Types Garden Plot Soils

At present, there are several classifications of soil types. One of them is connected with the assessment of fertility. It is understandable, as fertile soil, the better and quicker prizhivitsya seedlings sprout crops, fruit trees. If your site is not very fertile, there is a huge amount of modern organic and mineral fertilizers. Their proper use and selection of the guarantee that such problems as the samples are not soil fertility. Also a lot of attention should be paid to the geology of the land cover. Distinguish clay and sandy soils.

Clay soils retain moisture for a long time and are often fertile, but stick to the hands at the first trying to work with them. Clay soil are classified as heavy land and the sun can bake and crack, which can negatively affect the plant's root system. That is why this type of soil necessary to add various organic fertilizers, peat, manure, compost, and after making a good plow up the soil. The sandy soil is, on the contrary, it is very easy to process, crumbly their disadvantage is fast drying, because they do not hold water. In this case, the addition of fatty fertilizers and rotting compost.

As can be seen from the above, that the saturation of the soil with organic fertilizers will never hurt you. The third classification include the separation of soil chemical composition on alkaline and acid. Alkaline soils contain a high percentage of lime, so they can not put plants not carrying the substance, such as rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, heather and more. Acidic soils are not conducive to the growth of carnations, clematis, Philadelphus and the like. To determine what kind of soil in your yard, you must make a special chemical analysis. Kit of reagents for this purpose can be easily found at any garden center. Moreover, samples for chemical analysis is useful in several places in the site as cover layer may not be uniform, but it is rarely happens. Modern science has developed many tools for changing the composition of the soil, but they operate only for a while. Over time, the soil will still be returned to its original type. Therefore it is better to pick up specific set of plants and flowers that will feel comfortable on the existing site and match the type of soil. There is also a variant of the device tiered flower beds that can be filled as acidic and alkaline soil.

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