How to treat Victoria in the fall: tips and tricks
Victoria is a beautiful, delicious and fragrantberry. It grows not only in the southern regions, but also in the European part of Russia. Thanks to its stunning taste, Victoria became one of the most favorite berries in children and adults. The article will deal with how to properly process Victoria, so that from year to year it would bring a big harvest. They take care of it in spring and in autumn.
How to treat Victoria in the fall
Care of the plant consists of three stages. This is an obligatory pruning of bushes, fertilizing with mineral fertilizers and preparing a Victoria for the winter period. Let's consider in detail each of the stages.
How to treat Victoria in the fall? Where to begin? The most important and necessary in the process of courtship for garden strawberries is the timely pruning of bushes. As a rule, leaves and mustaches are removed. This procedure is necessary in order to give the plant rest after active fruiting and growth. This stimulates the preparation of the plant for the next year and rejuvenates it. Such processing allows to improve the condition of each bush. During the summer pests could accumulate on the leaves. When pruning you naturally heal the plant. You can remove leaves and mustaches in September. For this, it is most convenient to use a garden shears, a secateur or a sharp knife. Cut the leaves at a level of about 10 cm from the ground, while trying not to damage the growth point. After the procedure, weeding should be done. The ground between them needs to be loosened and if necessary poured fresh soil to cover the bare roots.
How to handle Victoria in the fall after the stagetrimming? To improve the education of the plant in the new season of leaf and fruit buds, it is necessary to make its top dressing. Over the winter, Victoria will accumulate the right amount of organic and mineral substances. You can lay out the fertilizers immediately after the end of the procedure for cutting the mustache and leaves, that is, in September. The best types of fertilizing for plants are humus, compost, chicken manure, cowshed. From mineral fertilizers it is recommended to use potassium salt or superphosphate. You can prepare this mixture yourself: 2 large spoons of potassium fertilizer mixed with 200 g of wood ash. The resulting powder must be dissolved in 10 liters of water. Pour this mixture on each bush. After watering, you should mulch the soil.
Preparation for colds
How to treat Victoria in the fall so that it is goodHibernated? In those areas where a lot of snow falls, the cold for Victoria is not terrible. But his absence can be detrimental to the plant. Therefore, strawberries are recommended for winter shelter. Straw is suitable for mulching. She carefully covers each bush. You can use peat, leaves from trees (fallen off) or stalks of corn - all that can be found in your area and garden. Sometimes for a Victoria buy a special cover material - lutrasil or spunbond. Knowing how to properly treat Victoria in the fall, you will save plants from severe frosts, and the next year you will get a rich harvest of delicious and large strawberries.