The garden strawberry is the favorite berry of all the truckers. And it blooms earlier than the others and bears fruit early, too. Today, almost every area you can see clumps of this herbaceous aromatic berries. However, she is not related to trendy garden plants. The reason for the popularity of strawberry – its taste and benefits.
To collect a good harvest in early spring to take care of the beauty and purity of the strawberry plantation. First, cut off with scissors or secateurs all the old leaves. They can be seen immediately, they are either yellow (dry), or red spots. Continue to produce loosening the soil between plants, at the same time destroying the weeds. This is great for a not very wide sharpened hoe. Tillage is shallow (shallow), otherwise you can damage the roots of strawberries. If the plantation is not too large, then it is more convenient to operate easy manual rychlicki.
Strawberry plantation that grows for more than three years, needs a dressing. You can use fertilizers or complex (phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium). Some growers simply scatter granules on the garden, but this method is ineffective. It is better to deliver fertilizer directly to the roots. To do this near the roots of each Bush make holes and poured it in granules. So they absolutely will get to the root of the plant.
It is important to remember that strawberries each year builds up a new green mass, and in a few years it will noticeably protrude above the ground surface. So plants need a little Spud to hide the old stems.
Keep the moisture at Bush and not allow the weeds to grow helps the soil mulching – covering the soil certain material. As mulch for the strawberries it is recommended to use old aired peat or birch sawdust. Most importantly, do not overdo the quantity. Thus, too large a layer of sawdust in contact with the ground may begin to rot from the bottom, taking it from the nitrogen. With this mulching will have to make the garden bed with the plants an extra dose of nitrogen.
Now there are many new varieties of strawberry, and many gardeners seek to try to grow them on the plot. But fashion is not worth chasing. It is better to choose time-tested varieties, to share planting material with experienced gardeners, and at the same time and listen to their advice. Then fragrant red strawberry is sure to please a rich harvest.