Turn - prickly plum
Like many summer residents, I got a plot, a green corner where you can relax from the urban stone jungle.
And in order for the greenery in the dacha to be bigger, even the hedge made a living, from the bramble. But the hedge is not the only thing that gives us the turn.
The turn is a kind of plum. It is distinguished by frost resistance and undemanding to moisture. But to the sun he is very demanding and does not tolerate waterlogged places. Very often the thorn, as in my case, is grown as a living barbed fence.
His small sourish fruits are not all like, but baking with them, jam are very delicious. In addition, large-bodied varieties are now available that are suitable for preparing various desserts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
A hedgerow from the thorn in addition to the fence
To make a thorn hedge, in the spring I typed the roots of this plant from the neighbors. Pits for seedlings dug even in autumn at a distance of about 1,5 m from one another. In the spring, he placed in them a mixture of humus and overripe manure.
I added a specially prepared egg shell.
For a turn it is a delicacy.
Planted plants abundantly watered and kicked the soil in the trunk circle. If the wet earth tightens the root, the seedling has more chances to settle down. I made sure that the seedling was at about the same depth as before the transplant. Each turn was tied to a peg.
The first time watered the planting times in 1-2 weeks. When new leaves and saplings appeared on the seedlings, they reduced the number of watering.
And when the heat of the summer was asleep, it stopped pouring altogether.
Fertilized the thistle with humus and horse manure, but only the first two springs - to grow bushes faster.
Over time, the impressive hedge, along which he planted the turn, was replaced by a low fence. Now, the hedge protection function is successfully performed by thickened thickets of thorn. In summer they form a practically continuous wall of barbed greenery.
Reference by topic: Turn (photo) - planting and care, cultivation and useful properties
From the frost at the turn the fruit is sweeter
Separately from the fence on a sunny spot, he planted several large-fruited thorns with cuttings. If the work with the hedge reduces to the systematic removal of the rooting, sanitary and forming pruning, the large-fruited thorn requires more attention.
In the spring and summer, about once every 2 weeks, I water the trees well. In autumn, I inject compost and overgrazed manure into the trunks, I dig them in shallow depths, although this stimulates the growth of the sprout.
To combat it along the perimeter of the trunks, he dug strips of slate to the depth of 15-20 cm. This significantly inhibited the spread of the seedling. I note that the root canopy can be very little, if not dig up the soil near the thorns and if it is most comfortable on the place where it grows.
When through 4-5 years large-fruited thorns began to bear more or less profuse fruit, the harvest went to the preparation of jam, marmalade, jelly, kvass and tincture.
We eat the turn and in fresh form, but here it is better to show restraint and wait for the first frosts - only then the fruits lose their astringency, they become soft and sweet.
The turn is both beauty and good!
If the large-fronted thorn is mainly used for food, the thorn hedge supplies us with raw materials for medicines. For example, the flowers of plants, brewed like tea - 50 g per 1 l of water, are used for kidney diseases.
As a laxative and diuretic we use tea from young leaves of thorn - we collect them immediately after flowering.
If someone at home has a temperature, a decoction of roots is used. In 0,5 l of water add 10 g rhizomes and boil on a small fire 15 min. The broth is drunk as thirst arises.
I am very pleased with the fact that growing a turn, without much trouble and spending on care, it provides my family with food, medicines, fences the plot, and even decorates it. It is especially good in the flowering period.
About other plants for hedges You can read here - a very complete list
© E.Vetrenko, Moscow Region.
On the photo a blossoming turn and berries of a thorn
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