3 Review (s)

  1. Galina NIKOLAEVA, Moscow region

    Mulch on strawberries: don't repeat my mistakes!

    When cleaning a strawberry bed from weeds that sprouted through a leaf mulch laid in the fall, I found mold on it. But she did not attach much importance to it. From above, all the mulch looked, as they say, decent, and therefore did not change it, but simply moved it.

    And a week later I saw a gray fluffy coating in several more places of the strawberry garden. I realized that if I don’t rid the site of this contagious mulch, the mold can then spread to the berries. She immediately took action - removed all the mulching material from the garden, loosened the soil around the bushes. She let the soil dry and shed the bed with Figosporin. Then I covered it with new high-quality mulch - well-dried mowed grass. I burned the old mulch.
    For safety, I treated the bushes with mustard infusion. Diluted 5 tbsp. table mustard powder in 12 liters of very warm (almost hot) water. She let the mixture brew for two days, then diluted it with water 1: 1 and sprayed strawberries with a thick panicle. The garden revived in a few days, the bushes bloomed perfectly. Ripe berries were healthy. The harvest was good.
    From what happened, I concluded that the mulch should be changed every season, and not leave the old one.

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    I had a dream - to feed the whole family with strawberries to the full. In the 1990s, when she retired, she took up her incarnation. Of course, not immediately, but planted a large plot in the sunniest place. I had 18 rows of 15 bushes. Chemicals and fertilizers are not very fond of. Care was the simplest: watering in the hot summers and weeding, there was a lot of grass - sow thistle, euphorbia, woodlice and thorn. In late August, after picking berries, everyone mowed oblique (I can mow it myself).
    All the greens in a pile, and row-spacing dug up and poured in them sawdust. It turns out like a bass potato. In spring, I scissor removed all the old leaves and grass, which has already grown. Time passed: the family ate plenty of berries, no one wanted any more jam or compotes. I had to sell the berries, so nothing was lost. Ten years later I realized that the berry should be rejuvenated.

    Every year, two borrows (or even three at once) began to dig up after picking berries. I dug up the earth, chose every root, and until the spring the land rested. Meanwhile I grew a new planting stock. I took it from the most beautiful bushes that I chose during fruiting. In the spring the ground was once again dug up and planted young bushes, which took root very well.
    F. Galkina


    Strawberries were grown as soon as they purchased the plot.
    I harvested good ones, picked berries in buckets. Then the fruiting scale decreased significantly, and I realized that the best way to return to previous achievements is to transplant strawberries to another place. I decided to do everything according to the experience of skilled gardeners and took the experience of Nikolai Rosshibin as a basis.

    First I had six beds, then four, and then six again. Moreover, in the first year of planting, the bushes kept the whole green mass, cutting off only the mustache and peduncles, which made it possible to quickly bring young plants to "commodity" yields. It was only after that that many berries began to rot, because the peduncles under their weight fell on the ground. On the advice of one of the readers, I began to put "basketball rings" under the bushes out of the wire, and the problem was gone.

    By the way, last year (that is, five years after the start of this experiment), I again planted strawberries in the old place, and I made only two beds: one for fruiting and the other on green mass. And on the first one there was a strange bush: it is the most magnificent, the most beautiful, but in fact the dependent, because it gave only flowers, flower stalks and a mustache. I don’t know what to do with it. Tell me, please, will he be any good?


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