10 Review (s)

  1. Sergey Zhurov

    To my blueberry from 4 to 6 years. I timely feed and water. Last year, three of the twenty bushes withered and the tops of young shoots began to dry out. What could it be?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - The most likely cause is cancer of the stems. Fungal disease affects the bark and wood and, as a consequence, causes a gradual drying of the above-located branches. Similar symptoms can cause a few more fungi (gray mold, etc.). But the control measures are the same: in the spring, until the buds blossom, and in the autumn after the fall leaves, sprinkle the bushes with a solution of Bordeaux
      liquid (100 g per 10 L of water). Shrink the branches with the capture of healthy wood, disinfect the sections with 5% solution of copper sulfate (50 g per 1 L of water). With a strong development of the disease, treat the plants with a systemic fungicide (Topsin-M - according to the instructions).
      It is impossible to exclude and veriticillary wilt or damage to the roots of the larvae of the May crunch, the bear, the mice-voles. Dig out the roots of one of the bushes and see if there are pogrils or white deposits of mycelium and necrotic (dark on cut) roots. If the roots are brown on slices, it is better to remove such bushes immediately from the garden and burn them. So replace the soil on this place with fresh soil. Alas, the verticillosis is not treated.
      Tatyana KURLOVICH,
      Cand. Biol. science


    Features of growing blueberries

    In recent years tall tallow bilberry has become one of the most popular crops among our gardeners, but many do not know how to properly care for it. It will grow well and bear fruit only on heavily acidified soil.

    When planting the young seedlings in the ground, add up to half the planting pit of coniferous litter, mixing it with sand and a fertile layer. From above lay in 2 a row of spruce and pine cones and shrivel them with needles or sawdust.
    But this is not enough. The earth should be acidified annually 2 times a year - in the spring (early May) and in the fall (in September).
    To do this, use a concentrated solution of citric acid (for one plant - 2 standard bags of 50 g, diluted in 10 liters of water). And of course, we must not forget about fertilizers. I bring in nitrogen in the form of rotted manure and urea solution (I bring manure in the spring, and I water the urea solution after flowering). In June I give plants double superphosphate and potassium sulfate.

    In the fall I bring in mineral fertilizers. And do not forget that blueberries are a water chowder. She needs constant plentiful watering. With this care, she will thank you with rich harvests of tasty and healthy berries!

  3. Varvara Aleksandrovna Yastrebova, city of Taldom, Moscow region.

    I think that for blueberries the land will be good not only from under the trees and pines, but also from under the ferns, even a little.

    In my area, the soil is acidic, clayey, like stone, and various ferns grow well on it. So, under their leaves the earth becomes different - light, loose, in the remnants of rotted fern leaves! So why not mix them with the remnants of coniferous needles and pour them under blueberries? I am sure that ferns will not get poorer from this. Such is mutual assistance.

  4. Tatiana, Mogilev

    At me 3 a bush of a blueberry of different grades. Two years ago they gave a small harvest. Last year did not bloom, but in this - single flowers. What is the reason? I feed herbs with herbs, adding a little chicken manure, Peat Oxide and boric acid.

    • OOO "Sad"

      One of the mistakes of horticulturists in the care of blueberries is the feeding of organic (which includes herbal infusions). Blueberry does not need large doses of fertilizers, and especially does not like organic (manure, bird droppings, etc.).

      Feed only mineral fertilizers - in the spring and early summer, but not later than mid-June. Suitable fertilizers for heather (Kemira Universal, Rastvorin, etc.). Norms: for 2-year-old bush - 1 st.ln, 3-year-old - 2 tbsp, 4-year-old - 4 tbsp, 5-year-old - 8 tbsp, 6-year-olds and over - 16 tbsp.

  5. Tatiana COSSACHENOK

    We have two dogs.

    Has planted on a site a blueberry высокорослую, and they skip through it and break off branches. They began to think how to protect plants. The solution turned out to be on the surface: a peg was hammered into the ground around the bushes 3 and tied up with twine. Just fenced and vegetable beds. Now my plants are safe, and dogs run only on the permitted paths and lawn.


  6. Valery NECOME

    I recently started growing blueberries. I have varieties Blyukrop and Raikokas. True, I have not yet mastered pruning - I do not know how often it is necessary to do this.
    And he also read that blueberry loves garbage. Therefore, experienced gardeners old plants sing - they say, this procedure rejuvenates them and causes abundant fruiting.

    • OOO "Sad"

      The frequency of trimming in a tall blueberry depends on the varietal characteristics. Plants of varieties that annually form few new shoots (Blue-Crope), can be cut once in 2-3 year. Inclined to thickening varieties, which have many shoots (Rankokas), cut off annually.

      To form a bush it is possible in the late autumn (at the end of leaf fall), in winter (during a thaw) or early spring (before the beginning of growth) - i.e. when plants are at rest. In the summer, only sick or broken branches are removed. To get large berries, you need to cut all shoots older than 5 years. If the quantity and not the size of the fruit is more important, you can leave the branches no older than 7 years. Now let's talk about firing bushes. This method is used when growing a short-bred blueberry.

      However, when burning landings, a layer of organic matter on the surface of the soil and the entire microflora are destroyed. This negatively affects the growth of bushes and their yield. Therefore now the "fiery" method is replaced with a trimming to a stump (the bush is simply mowed down, the plants are not very good and their shoots are thin). Do this once every three years. As for tall blueberries, it is impossible to burn it for the purpose of rejuvenation. Raw branches of thickness 3-4 cm will not burn. You can scorch the branches in winter to destroy pests (as it is done with currants - quickly, so as not to burn sprouts, spend along them a burning torch), but not for rejuvenation.

      Tatyana KURLOVI

  7. Oleg Sergeevich Konstantinov, the city of Vologda


    Large-berry garden blueberry cut is only on 4-5-th year after planting: in adult fruit-bearing bushes, cut all weakened, diseased and low-lying shoots, leaving 6-8 strong. Shoots older than 4 years cut at ground level.


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