Since the end of August and all of September in the middle lane planted strawberries. At one point, it grows 4 years. Of course, during this time a cultivated plant are trying to attack the ubiquitous weeds. I have to constantly deal with them, to give an opportunity to grow the berry bushes. But all this is in the past.
Growing up in the valley, strawberry is used to get wet through in the winter thaw and during the spring flood. If you have such a site, you need to do range. The location should be sunny as in semi-shade will sourish berries.
The ridge width may be 30 or 60 cm. In the first case, strawberry, fall planted to grow to 1, and in the second - 2 rows.
If you land on the site is heavy, be sure to add the beds of peat or sand. In any case, compost or humus required. Since this is a food culture it is very fond of. If you have a bit of rotted organic matter can be added directly into the wells.
When the ridge cut, take a black roofing material or film. These materials prevent the penetration of light, and weeds will not be able to straighten up, to grow.
Under such shelters moisture is retained for longer, so you will need to water the strawberries are very rare.
For greater strength of the film is better to lay down 2 times. Cut holes in it with a diameter of 8-10 cm - a pleasure. The roofing material is better to do it with a knife, who do not mind staining. The distance between holes 35 cm. If you have a two-row bed, cut slices in a checkerboard pattern.
To planting strawberries looked amazing, lay on the grass blue substrate that is used for the laminates. Cover with foil or roofing material and do the same hole in this beautiful building materials.
Spread the workpiece on a bed in reverse order: the bottom film or roofing felt - on top - a substrate. To all this well anchored to the ground, put on the perimeter of the old rubber hose for watering, came his big nails through the substrate, roofing material to the soil.
If you do not have unnecessary holiday inventory, you can cut out the old linoleum squares with sides of 5 cm and nail using them. The course will thin rubber overshoes or narrow boards, slats.
Now dig into each cut a circle deepening a spatula, pour into the wells for 0.5 h. Liter. Special fertilizer for strawberries. If you do not have mold, add it directly at this stage in the recess.
Soil mixing arms, spilling water and planted strawberry mustache. Thus the roots should be covered with soil, and the point of growth you need to be at ground level.
That's made planting strawberries in the fall and late summer. In the spring when the soil is thawed, the bushes begin to actively grow and will bloom 2 weeks earlier than their counterparts planted on conventional beds. Therefore, you can feel the aroma of strawberries and taste the juicy berries first before the neighbors!