Next year's harvest will impress all neighbors: how to fertilize strawberries in October
Gardeners often make a common mistake by stopping fertilizing strawberries after harvesting. In fact, the bushes need fertilizing even in the fall, especially in October.
The cold season is ahead, so you need to help the strawberries overwinter well. OBOZREVATEL tells you how to feed the bushes in October.
October strawberry fertilization
High-quality fertilization will not only protect the plants in winter. Thanks to timely autumn measures, strawberries will grow quickly next season and will delight you with large and sweet fruits.
Sometimes gardeners wonder why in the summer, instead of juicy, fragrant berries, small watery fruits grow, devoid of a pleasant sweetish taste. Most often, the reason is the lack of fertilization in the fall.
How to fertilize strawberries
October is the ideal time to give strawberries their last fertilizer. Experts recommend choosing one of the following fertilizers:
- wood ash
- ammonium nitrate.
The ash is used either dry or diluted with water. In the first case, you should simply scatter the ash at the roots of each bush. For a liquid infusion, take 100-150 g of ash and dilute it in 10 liters of water. Under each bush, you need to add 500 ml of fertilizer.
The best option is to combine both fertilization options with an interval of 1-2 weeks.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you what not to fertilize strawberries with in the fall. One popular fertilizer can kill strawberries.