Garden strawberries are sweetness for joy. This berry is a clear leader among garden crops. It is fragrant, low-calorie and useful. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C – enough to eat 5-6 berries, and the daily dose is already in your body! If you apply a mask of strawberries on your face, you can immediately notice the result. These recipes were used by our grandmothers. And if the right care is taken in the garden for the berry, then you can collect several harvests per season.
We plant strawberries on the plot
If you first decided to plant this wonderful berry on your garden, then stick to our advice:
- The best place for a garden bed with strawberries is in the south-western region of your garden, the sunniest place, so that all day strawberries bathed in the sun. Berry loves it very much, and also the sun helps it to ripen and develop evenly. The soil should not be excessively bogged or excessively over-dried – strawberry loves water, but its roots go deep into the earth, and the surface moisture leads only to decay. Planting strawberries in the garden is performed in spring – at the very beginning of April, in summer – at the end of July or August, or in autumn – in September. Plant better in the evening and in cloudy weather. Since the seedlings after planting can wither in the sun or then be ill for a long time. In choosing neighbors, strawberries are also fastidious – they will not tolerate potatoes, peppers, tomatoes. There should not be a neighbor with a garden and trees with a strong root system and a dense crown. Branches will obstruct the sun, and the roots prevent the rooting of new shoots of strawberries. Correct and timely watering is a pledge of abundant yield. In hot weather, water should be given thrice a week, with a moderate amount of water. During the ovary and fruiting, it is necessary to reduce the volume of the liquid, and if the weather is not very arid, then it is generally time to stop watering. Otherwise, the berry will be very watery, have a weak taste and aroma, and very quickly deteriorate. Once a season it is necessary to feed strawberries with slurry. Nitrogen fertilizers are used in spring, when the formation of leaves begins, and in autumn, after harvesting. The space between the berry bushes must be covered up, i. е. Sprinkle with chopped needles, sawdust, bark. This will help to retain moisture in the soil. You can also dig in the aisles and fertilizer. As they decompose, all your plantings will actively receive the nutritional substances.
An important point! To increase the yield, it is necessary to constantly break off the mustache, otherwise all the force will go into new shoots and the berries will be small, and the yield will be small. It is important to weed strawberry beds as often as possible, removing the roots of the weeds. This berry very much does not like such a weedy neighborhood, and your beds risk to quickly turn into a single solid green carpet, which will significantly reduce ripeness and complicate the collection
Young strawberry bushes are transplanted every three to four years. Transplant should be entrenched young shrubs that appeared in the current year. Rosettes with three or four leaves are excavated and transferred to a new place together with a clod of soil, in a well prepared well, watered. On top of the sprinkled with well-loosened soil
The next days new seedlings need to be cast continuously, but not poured. This is done until the bushes are not adopted. To understand that the strawberry has begun, it is possible for hard good leaves that do not sink to the ground
At first glance, planting and growing strawberries seems very difficult and painstaking business, but once you try it, you will be surprised and become a fan of this magnificent berry culture.