How to grow strawberries on balcony

You will need
  • – strawberry seeds;
  • – peat;
  • – peated;
  • – sand;
  • – water;
  • – polyethylene film;
  • – disposable
  • glasses

  • – pots –
  • balcony box –
  • scapula –
  • ammonium nitrate
  • – sulphurous zinc
  • – superphosphate –
  • boric acid –
  • manganese acid – acidic Potassium
  • sulfuric copper
  • molybdenum and acid ammonium
  • – foam.
Instructions
1

For growing on the balcony, select low varieties of strawberries. These include early Clery strawberries, medium-ripe Darselect, late Florence, and other varieties not exceeding 25 cm high, with flavorful sweet fruits.

2

Prepare the soil mixture: for this, take in equal proportions of peat, sand and peregrine (use crumbly peregrated). Place the soil mixture in a warmed 90 to 100oC oven for 3-4 hours. The best substrate for strawberries is a mixture based on semi-decomposed peat and mineral fertilizers.

3

Sowing strawberry seeds in February-March. On the surface of the lightly hydrated soil mixture gently spread the seed mixture with sand (the seeds do not fall asleep with soil). The shoots appear within 30 days. To speed up this process, cover the crops with polyethylene film and put for a few days in the refrigerator on the bottom shelf (recommended temperature from 5 to 7oC). Then place the seeds in a room with an air temperature no more than 20°C before germinating. When the first two leaves appear, seedlings transfer into plastic disposable glasses and place in a room with a temperature of 14-16°C.

4

Plant seedlings in permanent pots in the month of May (if the balcony is glazed, planting can be done in April). First plant the seedling in pots of 0.5-0.7 liters and place on the windowsill, and in late May (April) transfer to balcony boxes.

5

Water

the strawberries with well-established room temperature water in the morning or evening 1-2 times a week. Watering can be combined with root feeding, which is recommended 1 time in 15-20 days. For feeding, prepare the following solution: in 10 liters of water add 30 g ammonium nitrate, 40 g sulfuric acid zinc, 180 g superphosphate, 0.3 mg molybdenum-acid ammonium, 40 mg boric acid, 20 mg manganese acid potassium, 1 mg sulphuric copper, 40 g sulphuric acid potassium and 2 mg sulphuric zinc. Ten liters of solution will suffice to feed 45-50 plants.

6

Immediately after harvesting the first harvest (usually this month of June), cut the flowers and leaves at a height of 3-5 cm from the horn, with the central leaves not damage. This procedure stimulates repeated fruiting (in August—September).

7

For winter containers with strawberries insulate with foam, film or other material. If possible, take them out to the cellar or cellar and store them until spring at a temperature of -2 to +2°C.

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