How to grow up wild strawberry

How to grow up wild strawberry

To grow up good harvest of wild strawberry, it is important to observe agrotechnology. The structural soil with good moisture absorbing capacity, but without stagnation of rain and melt water – here, perhaps, what it is necessary to begin with. But before they are to be defined, where exactly on the site wild strawberry beds will be located.

It is required to you

  • the structural soil with neutral pH, organic and mineral fertilizers, planting stock, shovel


1. Mark kitchen garden. Be defined, where exactly and in what direction you will do beds. Growing up wild strawberry, it is always better to have nearby several rows of bushes – for example, currants. Subsequently they will protect landings of wild strawberry from strong winds and will detain spring snow. Also provide small allotment where every year sow the plants which are frightening off leaf-eating insects, for example, calendula. Also the calendula will protect landings of wild strawberry from some diseases.

2. Pave since fall the way under wild strawberry. Heavy clay soils need to be made easier for what bring bank sand. As option - you otgrebit fertile soil layer, fill haydite with fresh spill, the excellent drainage will turn out. Introduction of clay and peat is shown to sandy soils. Perhaps, they should be proizvestkovat. On sour soils the harvest of wild strawberry will be poor, berries risk to be born small and unsweetened. If the fertile soil layer is thin, bring several pieces of dernina from the wood. Lay the turf grass sods to the earth, it is abundant water with dung water, cover with black lightproof film and leave to rot through till spring. Irrespective of structure of the soil, without fail bring double superphosphate. Usually bring about 20 g on square meter of bed.

3. Dig over in the spring the soil. Do it snow will better hardly descend. Dig deeply – on the full pin of shovel. You watch that should the vegetable remains which have rotted through during the winter – the wild strawberry not really loves them. Mark holes under bushes. Observe technology of landing in three ranks and in chessboard order. The distance between bushes has to be not less than 30-40 cm. Thickened landings lead to shadowing and also – to lowering of harvest of wild strawberry in type of defeat of berries decay. Bring the rotted-through manure or the earth from the ripened compost heap in each hole.

4. Buy wild strawberry mustache. When the threat of spring frosts passes, it is abundant water each hole and put in it on bush so that the point of growth ("core") was above the ground. Stamp the soil around bush and once again water. Not to wash away the soil and not to bare thereby wild strawberry roots, at secondary watering it makes sense to put on the diffuser watering can.

5. Check in week of plant for survival. Remove badly taken root bushes, on their place land new. Feed up wild strawberry dry fertilizing from ashes for what just pollinate beds the sifted ashes at the rate of 30-40 g on 1 sq.m. First, this procedure will enrich wild strawberry with potassium. Secondly, will become quite good barrier to some mean insects.

6. Water bushes before blossoming each 3-5 days (depending on availability or lack of natural precipitation). After watering without fail you loosen the soil, but so that not to damage the backs which are close to earth surface. To receive good harvest of wild strawberry, during blossoming the waterings should be limited, bringing water only at the roots. It is necessary in order that bees and other insects pollinated wild strawberry flowers better.

7. Feed up plants of manure zhizhy. The best time for this purpose – the beginning of mass formation of fruits. To grow up wild strawberry, further leaving can be reduced to watering and loosening up to harvesting. Then the berry-picker it is necessary to leave for month alone – only watering, it is more than nothing – there has come time of active formation of "moustache" by means of which the plant breeds. In the fall accurately separate the formed bushes, replace them to new beds. You prorykhlit parental bushes, remove the dried-up leaves, water, feed up mineral fertilizers - potassium and phosphorus, it is better to bring nitrogen the next year – already at spring redigging.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team