Ku lulamisa hi Swimilani

© Dr Pia Addison Wineland 2016
A vineyard with mulch on the berm.
Mulching indlela leyitirhisiwaka e purasini hiku ndlalela byasi na matluka ku pfala misava xikan’we nahiku tirhisa swinwana swimilani leswinga fa kufana na swimilani swa madiriva, tiya, swirhabyana swaswin’wana swimilani. Maendlelo lawa yatirhisiwa swinene kulawula nhova kuva yikula xikan’we nohunguta kulahleka ka mati emisaveni. Endlelo leri ritlhela riendla leswaku mahiselo ya misava yava ehansi swinene xikanwe no hunguta nkhukhulo wa misava. Michini yintshwa leyi yahaku endliwaka yikota kuhlakulela nhova, yitsemelela nakuva yiyihangalasa laha kunga byariwa kona swimilani.

Ndlela ya ndhuma swinene ya mulch leyitirhisiwaka iya straw kumbe hay. Kuya hileswi swidurhaka ku endla hindlela leyi, switala ku endliwa eka nhova leyi olovaka kutsuvulela ngopfu ngopfu leyi milaka eka nsimu ya madiriva. E Swartland laha kubyariwaka ngopfu madiriva ya wayeni, kutlhela kukatsiwa nakubyariwa ka koroni naswona straw xitshama xirikona, minkarhi yinwana yitirhisiwa nale ka mintila ya minsinya ya madiriva. Van’wamapurasi avaha tirhisi sawdust tani hindlela yo ndlalela hikuva leswi swiyisa ehansi pH ya misava.

Maendlelo lawa ya mulch ya hetelela yakatsiwa na misava leswaku yata engetelela manyoro tani hileswi nhova leyi yibolaka loko yihlangana na misava. Leswi switlhela swiengetelela swakudya swa swimilani leswinga byariwa hikuva swikota kubola kahle emisaveni leswi endlaka leswaku misava yinona no engeteleleka hi swakudya. Leswi switlhela swikhumba swinene eka nhlayo ya switsotswana, laha vulavisisi byikombaka leswaku kuva na switsotswana swintsongo swinene eka masimu ya madiriva laha kunga endliwa mulch.

Translated by Ike Ngobeni