Advice 1: How to grow a lot of strawberries in the country

In the garden grow many berry crops, including strawberries. Unfortunately, not all packing up her baskets. Although, if you know a few secrets, beds of strawberries will be more productive and will delight of ripe berries up to the first frosts.
How to grow a lot of strawberries in the country
You will need
  • seeds or planting material;
  • - seedling boxes;
  • - glass:
  • - peat pots;
  • - fertilizers;
  • - soil mix.
The basis of a stable and big harvest - strawberry varieties. A lot of them, and not hard to get confused with this variety. You should pay attention to the large-fruited, high-yielding varieties and hybrids, such as Zenga-Zengana, Geneva, Goldilocks, festival, Queen Elizabeth II, Lisa, Sasha, Russian size, Brighton etc. Some of them are everbearing, for example, Elizabeth II, Sasha, Lisa, Gigantella Maxim, Russian Size. Their bushes give a lot of strawberries until the first frosts, because it is continuously in bloom. To have these varieties on his plot, not necessarily to find planting material, you can just buy seeds and grow seedlings at home.
Sow strawberry seeds in February-March in the shallow seedling boxes filled excavation with a mixture of leaf soil and sand in the ratio of 1,5x1. Don't forget to put on the bottom drainage so the soil can breathe and not stagnate in her moisture. The seeds do not fall asleep, just lay them on the surface at a distance of 1 cm from each other , slightly pressing into the soil. Sprinkle the crops from a spray bottle and cover the box with glass.
Put seedling boxes with crops of strawberries in a warm place, dark and, most importantly, to be not less than 22 degrees. The seeds germinate for a long time, from 2 weeks to 3 months and even. Some varieties germinate even longer. When the green shoots do not remove the glass, otherwise they will die from the change of air humidity. Just move the boxes in a bright place. It does not miss the moment, because the seedling is pulled quickly from the lack of light.
Care of growing seedlings of strawberries is spraying it with water, accustomed to room air (a little push back glass) and weeding of weeds. When the seedlings appear 2 real leaf, her dive into individual pots. You can take a little peat, with a diameter of 7 cm a Few days after the pick young bushes pritenyayut from direct sunlight.
7 days after the pick swipe the first feeding with liquid fertilizer. You can take the "Ideal", "fitosporin" etc. Then once a week feeding, repeat, and if there is spider mite, a strange fly or flies, treat strawberry seedlings preparation "Fitoverm"," Actellic" or etc.
On the bed of strawberry seedlings are planted after the threat of the return of frost. Make grooves with spacing of 40-50 cm loose Fill them with humus, mixed with light earth. Put the strawberries in a single row band method, between plants keep a distance of 25 cm At planting not zaglubljaja growth point, but at the same time don't put very high up, exposing her. Pour over the strawberries.
Strawberries planted by this method, crop yields in the first year, although small. You only need to monitor the moisture content of the soil, loosen it, time to weed, to remove the mustache. By the way, some sort of mustache do not give, they just growing a Bush. And multiply this strawberry his division.
Interestingly, strawberries are properly called strawberry. But gardeners prefer the first name because somehow not associated small forest strawberries with a huge garden giants.
Useful advice
Change planting strawberries every 3-4 years, because the yield will begin to decline. Select for breeding the most productive instances.

Advice 2: Strawberries on the balcony. How to grow berries at home

Fragrant strawberries grown with your own hands, very different from store bought. It does not contain harmful nitrates, grew in good soil, watered with clean water. All this makes the home incredibly tasty strawberries.
You will need
  • - plastic containers for seedling or peat pots;
  • - strawberry seedlings;
  • - the ground;
  • - fertilizer;
  • - sand and peat;
  • - roomy pots or containers for planting strawberries on the balcony.
Select variety of berries. You need those who soopysue. Strawberries on the balcony is inaccessible to the bees, and many varieties will not yield without these striped workers. Therefore, when planning to plant strawberries on the balcony, note the varieties:
- Supprim. The strawberries are fruiting constantly, samopinias. Ideal for growing on the balcony;
- Queen Elizabeth II. Variety is very fruitful. The only drawback that may prevent this to grow strawberries on the balcony - branched extensive root system. It need a very large capacity;
Home - style delicacy is a good grade. From one Bush you can collect 25-30 berries;
- Sarian. The variety is resistant to diseases, not afraid of cold weather. The yield is unfortunately not very high, but the berries are big.
Plant strawberry seedlings of the selected varieties in peat cups or another container. The strawberries on the balcony you can plant after the night temperature will not fall below 8 degrees. Prior to this, the strawberry seedlings should remain in the room.
Make suitable for planting strawberries on the balcony of capacity. To do this, provide drainage by drilling a few holes in the bottom. Put in a container of pebbles or shards. Strawberries on a balcony will grow better if the diameter of the stones or drainage will not exceed 20 mm.
Prepare the soil. To grow strawberries on the balcony, need a special. Mix 3 parts topsoil, 1 - soil, loam, organic fertilizers, peat, sand. Pour the primer into a container and put it on the balcony, under the sun's rays. Best strawberries on the balcony to take root in the warm soil.
Carefully transplant the seedlings into the container, trim the roots a bit. Pour. Place the container so that the rays of the sun fell on it. From time to time to loosen soil, water it, add fertilizer. Strawberries on the balcony will harvest very soon!
Useful advice
Below the strawberries on the balcony caught on and grown faster, you can fertilize the soil of the active elements. This is done in the first two weeks after planting.

Advice 3: How to grow strawberries in pots

Strawberries in pots is the new popular trend in gardening. It's not just convenient - no need to bend down to pick strawberries, but also incredibly practical. A little preparation and the harvest of strawberries will delight even the most cold and rainy summer.
Strawberries in pots

What's the advantage of strawberries in pots? Not only in the undoubted convenience of collection. Strawberries in pots is not dirty, did not eat slugs, it does not rot on the ground. And yet - it is possible to plant earlier and earlier to harvest. And, of course, it's incredibly beautiful!

To plant strawberries in pots, start training in the fall. Dig seedlings is the most productive of strawberries with two or three leaves, put them in a row on top of each other, cover the Mat and put to February in a cool dark place. In February - prepare pots and soil.

Pots you can buy a ready - their size - 2-3 liters. Or make yourself of the litre buckets of mayonnaise. Improvised pots for strawberries can be decorated differently, painted in all colors of the rainbow, stick to artificial flowers, seashells, etc. In the pot must be hole and drainage - small stones with a diameter of 2-4 mm.

Please note: the pots with strawberries can be taken outside when the night temperature will not fall below 0 degrees. Then the earth in the pots will not freeze, and the spring sun will be well to heat the ground, giving the berries force for growth.

Pour into pots of black soil for berries. It can be purchased in gardening stores, or you can prepare in the autumn, bringing with cottages. Let's put one seedling in a pot, watering profusely (this should be done in the early to mid - March). A month and a half, depending on the weather, pots of strawberries, you can put on the street. On the ground they do not need to put! Make a simple fixture in the form of long bars on posts and hang them on the pots with strawberries.

Tip: pots can be mounted on the Windows - outside (then you can tear the berries from the comfort of home), in the gazebo, on the fence. This time you grow not just a garden culture and country decor. Get creative, garnish with berries favourite garden!


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