4 Review (s)

  1. Viktor POTEKHIN, Smolensk region

    This spring, when planting seedlings, I did not dare to place raspberry bushes next to the apple tree. I think the apple tree will create an unnecessary shadow. And the neighbor says that it was possible to plant safely. Which one of us is right?

    • OOO "Sad"

      You were right! The close proximity of raspberries and apple trees does not benefit either of these crops.
      Firstly, raspberries actively develop the upper fertile soil layer in search of nutrients and moisture. Having a fast-growing superficial root system, it intercepts the bulk of nutrition and moisture, forcing the apple tree to live from hand to mouth.

      Secondly, the cycles of summer development in these cultures are different. When raspberries bloom and ripen, pests (codling moths, moths, etc.) and diseases (scab) actively develop on the apple tree. Preventive measures are required. Spraying poisons will inevitably fall on flowers or berries.
      Thirdly, raspberries near the apple tree create favorable conditions for wintering pests and diseases. For example, apple beetle and scab spores winter well here.

      Valery MATVEEV, Doctor of Science

  2. Dmitry Kharchevich, Bryansk

    Last year, alongside gooseberries and currants, peas planted - according to 4-5 seeds around each bush. As soon as the peas grew older, he equipped him with support. And when it was time for harvesting, I collected as much pea as I had collected from three medium beds. Lucky and berry. Gooseberries gave berries the size of an average plum, and black currants - almost the size of cherries.

    It turns out that the fact is that nodule bacteria that settle on the roots of peas absorb atmospheric nitrogen and transfer it to a state accessible to plants. After collecting the peas, all of its green above-ground part was crushed and buried around the bushes to a depth of 8-10 cm.

    • OOO "Sad"

      Indeed, pea plants are able to absorb atmospheric nitrogen. But this factor cannot in any way affect the mass of gooseberries and black currants to such an extent. Apparently, your basic care for berries is correct. Here is the harvest.

      Raisa MATVEEVA, Cand. Biol. science


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