How to save peaches from winter frosts: the rules of fall care
Peach is a thermophilic and rather capricious tree. Gardeners have to make a lot of effort to get a generous harvest, but the main threat lies in low temperatures.
It is difficult for peaches to survive the winter, so measures to save the tree from frost should be taken in advance. OBOZREVATEL has collected the most effective tips for caring for peaches in the fall.
How to protect peaches from frost
Autumn care is one of the most responsible and important tasks of the season. Proper preparation for winter will help you get a good harvest next year.
Young trees need special protection. The work should be carried out taking into account weather conditions, precipitation and the varieties. Standard procedures include fertilizing, loosening the soil and treating for diseases and pests.
Experienced gardeners emphasize that difficulties with growing peaches usually arise in the first few years. However, "rescue" measures should be taken annually on the eve of winter.
It is recommended to prune the peach in mid-autumn. Sick and broken branches are removed and old ones are rejuvenated by cutting off the lateral branching.
Fertilizers for peach trees
When digging up the garden, you should fertilize it. Potash fertilizers are suitable in the fall. For example, it can be superphosphate and potassium salt in a 1:1 ratio (it is best to take 50 g each).
Humus should be added to the root once every two years. The bed should be watered abundantly immediately after fertilizing so that the root system receives maximum nutrients and strengthens before the first frost.
The crowns of young trees should be protected with agrofibre. It is also important to treat fungal diseases and pests using special means or Bordeaux mixture.
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