You will need
- - strawberry seedlings;
- - humus or compost;
- - superphosphate;
- - potassium sulfate or ash;
- - water for irrigation.
Plant strawberry seedlings better where used to grow peas, beans, radish, garden greens – parsley, dill, lettuce... you can't alternate the berries with tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, sunflowers and Jerusalem artichoke. A bad neighbor for strawberries will be raspberries, because these plants are common pests.
Lay the plantation of strawberries is better in April or August when the heat was over. However, to delay the planting should not be too, otherwise the strawberry won't have time to grow and take root until the beginning of frost. To transplant seedlings is better with a lump of earth on the roots, and carry over long distances in a wide bucket or basket. If the plants were long out of the earth, you can dip the roots in water or in manure-clay mash for two hours.
The plantation can not be placed in heavily shaded or swampy location. Before planting the soil must be fertilized: 1 sqm 5-6 kg of humus or compost, 50 g of superphosphate, 30 g of potassium sulfate or as a replacement, 60 g of wood ash. Then liberally pour each hole under the seedlings. The distance between the strawberry bushes should be at least 25-30 cm When planting make sure the heart was at ground level, otherwise it can rot and the plant will die.
After landing again pour plantation and well over mulch the soil. As mulch you can use peat, humus, black film or husk. If it is very hot weather, over seedlings is possible to arrange the canopies of Newspapers to protect from sunburn and drying out of the soil.
Mustache weaken the bushes and reduce productivity, so regularly tsepinite them, with the exception of those who decided to leave for new seedlings. To obtain good planting material is better to leave not more than two of the first whiskers from each Bush. After collecting the berries need to fertilize the soil with a mixture of superphosphate and potassium sulfate at the rate of 25 grams of each component per square meter Instead of potassium you can use wood ash and 50 g per sq. m.