Raspberries on stumps

    Have you ever noticed that raspberries grow more often in the forest where there are more deadwood, rotten stumps and long-fallen trees? It turns out that some savvy gardeners, noticing the preferences of wild raspberries, began to cultivate their fruit bushes on waste wood, using the latter with benefit.

    Plants absorb the necessary nutrients from the decaying woody substrate, which makes it possible to significantly reduce the application of fertilizers. Due to the good moisture holding capacity of wood, frequent watering of plantings is no longer needed, and at the same time, wood waste works as a drainage system, preventing moisture stagnation. Having created such favorable conditions for the growth of shrubs, they will less tend to grow in different directions, conquering new territories. So, in the fall, it is enough to dig a trench on the bayonet of a shovel, almost completely fill it with old boards, cut off garden branches, sawdust, uprooted stumps, it is good if all this is rotten and decaying. Residual wood can be spilled with solutions to accelerate decay processes. Then pour the soil removed from the trench on top, spill it well with water, let it settle and add more fertile soil with humus or compost and water it again. On the resulting small hill, make holes and plant prepared raspberry seedlings there.


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