Greensad tells how to care for garden strawberries

Strawberries are known for its unique taste qualities and excellent healing properties, so each gardener wants to grow this plant in its area and collect a plentiful crop.

High -quality, healthy, stable seedlings need to be purchased only at specialized points of sale, such as the Greensad garden center store at/category/zemljanika/.

Preparation of the soil

The soil site must be prepared in advance, approximately six months before planting seedlings. It is recommended to deposit mineral and organic fertilizers once: 16-22 g. ammonia nitrate, up to 22 g. potassium chloride, 20-28 g. superphosphate. After that, you need to dig the soil. The best predecessors for garden strawberries are carrots, onions, beets, lupine, oats, legumes, garlic, dill.

The acidity of the soil should not exceed 6%, if the indicator is greater, in the summer, the leaves of the plant will begin to turn yellow and fall off, and there will be very few fruits. The optimal types of soils are chernozems, chestnut, sandy.

Features of the planting process

Strawberries, which breeds with a mustache, is planted in late July or mid -August. During the premises of seedlings into the soil, it is necessary to carefully straighten each process of the root, and then sprinkle them with wet soil. After that, strawberries are watered, and the soil is mulched with peat, humus and sawdust. The minimum distance between the rows is 55 cm., between plants – 25 cm.

Fertilizing and fertilizer

At the beginning of spring, the aisles must be cleaned of dead, fallen leaves, and cut dry stems using a coach. It is recommended to loosen the soil and make the corresponding mineral fertilizers there: 10-15 g d.V. phosphorus and 10-15 g d.V. potassium extension per 1 m². For podzolic and gray forest soils, nitrogen fertilizers and ash are additionally applied. Before the plants begins to bloom, piercing the wood chips in a row and bushes and lay the crushed.

Strawberry diseases

A common strawberry disease is a gray rot that affects a large number of young seedlings. To fight from gray rot, seedlings before planting are placed for 20 minutes in warm water (45-50 degrees).

In order for insects – pests do not attack strawberries, plant garlic, tomato and dill in the aisles. Seedlings must be protected from frosts. In winter, cover the bushes with dense non -woven material. There is a very interesting way to protect strawberries from harmful birds.

Put the bright, red pebbles and beads under some bushes. The bird will first try brilliant tricks, but it may not come to real fruits.

Starts care will take a little time, but the first delicious, juicy berries justify all efforts.