Strawberries will be very plentiful: a fertilizer that always works has been named
May fertilization is especially important for strawberries because they need extra fertilizer before they bloom. Experts say that it is optimal to fertilize three times a year: when young leaves begin to form, at the flowering stage, and when the ovary has already appeared.
The main rule is to apply fertilizer under bushes that are more than two years old since planting. In the early stages of growth, plants need nitrogen, so you can choose mineral fertilizers. It is recommended to feed the strawberry bush with ammonium nitrate or urea in the proportion of 25 g per 10 liters of water. How to fertilize strawberry bushes in May - read in the article OBOZREVATEL.
Strawberries are not too fastidious culture, but if you neglect care and feeding, instead of tasty and juicy berries you can get small and sour.
Before the flowering period, experienced gardeners advise removing everything excessively. To do this, you should treat garden shears with alcohol and cut off dry leaves and unnecessary "whiskers" with them.
After this, it is recommended to sprinkle the beds with wood ash. This dressing is useful for three reasons:
- Wood ash will protect the bushes from pests.
- The berries will grow very sweet and rich.
- The bushes will be less susceptible to fungal infections.
By the way, when choosing organic fertilizers, you should pay attention to manure and dung. They are well suited for strawberries. Dung or manure should be mixed with water and infused for 2-3 days.
In addition, a fertilizer made of herbs will protect strawberries from diseases. How to prepare it properly and when to start treatment - read the material.
Previously OBOZREVATEL told about a special mixture that should feed strawberries before flowering.