How to increase the winteriness of a garden straw

Garden strawberries are recommended to grow in one place for four years. After this term, the berries begin to mill, they become more susceptible to pest attacks, so that the bushes are better to uproot and engage in planting strawberries on another plot. However, within four years it is necessary to ensure that strawberries successfully overwintered. You can do this in various ways.

Preparing for planting garden strawberries, choose frost-resistant varieties. Let you not be tempted by pictures in glossy catalogues with foreign varieties. Typically, these plants are designed for a much milder climate. It is better to choose garden strawberries bred by Russian breeders. For example, a frequent guest on the villages of Russian country houses is a variety of strawberries “Festivalnaya”. Brought back in the fifties of the last century, this berry has no competitors in winter resistance.

In late July — early August, start feeding garden strawberries with fertilizers containing phosphorus (superphosphate) and potassium (sulfuric acid potassium). This will increase the frost resistance of plants by a few degrees.

In late summer, be sure to trim the mustache of a shrub. Also in old three-four-year-old plants, yellowed leaves should be removed. If you want to get shoots, it is better to highlight a separate path where you plant fallopian plants. They can leave a moustache, but it is worth regularly cleaning florals.

In late August or early September, garden strawberries need to be dipped. This contributes to the formation of appendage roots, and due to their presence, plants are much better tolerant of winter. After perching, deep loosening of the interrows should be carried out.

In autumn, fill all planting with a thick layer of wood shavings. The sawdust layer should be at least 10 centimeters. On a plantation of garden strawberries, sheltered in a similar way, plants can survive even a snowless winter.

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