You will need
- - scissors or secateurs;
- - hoe;
- - organic fertilizers.
Pruning the leaves of strawberries gives you excellent results, so this process should be conducted at least twice a year. Because of this, the strawberries will be larger and sweet. First time make pruning immediately after the bushes let's first mustache. The plants will grow berries, and that they have grown larger, you should trim your mustache.
During the beginning of flowering of strawberries, leave two or three stems, others remove. Remember, the more stems will be left on the Bush, the smaller will grow berries. During flowering and three weeks after it fertilize plants with mineral fertilizers.
The second time, cut the strawberries after harvest. After Bush, there is not a single berry, the plant begins to let his mustache, which is much weaker and thinner than the original. Because the plant has spent a lot of effort on development and growth of berries. Place for breeding the very first mustache, released by the plant in the spring, by fall they will have good offspring.
The end of July to early August is the best time for pruning strawberries. Make it simple: collect all the leaves of the Bush of strawberries in his left hand and cut, leave only the stems sticking out and a mustache with a good sturdy rosettes. Outlet slightly prikopat the ground, the roots started to grow in the ground and strengthened. After pruning loosen the ground and make organic fertilizer.
Some gardeners do not share the opinion that the leaves should be cut off. However, this is a must, as fall under rotting leaves and old may receive a variety of pests that feed on the remains of leaves and roots of strawberries. To avoid this, the ground should be loose and rich in oxygen, and the leaves lie on the ground or be embedded in it (so always cut the leaves in late summer). Only following all these rules, you will be able to get a rich crop of large berries.
Advice 2: When to trim a mustache of strawberries
Strawberry is a delicious and juicy berry that contains a large number of vitamins and minerals. Subject to agrotechnics of cultivation is possible to obtain an abundant harvest. Berries were large and delicious, you should systematically remove the mustache of the plant.
Whiskers at strawberry place only in the case if you plan to obtain planting material for propagation. For seedlings, leave a few bushes, which give grow and take root three outlets. Do not forget that when you receive your seedlings, you will not get from the parent plant abundant harvest of berries or, in extreme cases, the berries will grow, but will be fine. The first outlet is cut off from the parent Bush is the most valuable seedling strawberry, which has retained all the qualities of a cultivated variety.
First moustache appear strawberries after flowering. You can delete immediately or to wait for the advent of the mustache, and to work on their cutting at the same time.
Trimming the mustache actually spent in Sunny, dry day in the morning or in the evening. With the help of usual scissors or shears carefully cut the offshoot to the parent plant.
During the cropping guide further work to remove dull and dry leaves. After a period of fruiting before the onset of the cold season, the strawberries you can leave only bare stems.
As soon as trimming a mustache is finished, immediately clean the plantation means from pests and diseases. You can buy it in the store for gardeners. Trade names can be different. As a popular methods to protect strawberries from pests and diseases, use wood ash. 1 square meter will require 100 g of sifted ash.
After cropping, prepare the plantation for the winter. To do this, carefully sprinkle the beds with a pincushion. This will help the plants to survive the winter without any losses and give next year a bountiful harvest.
Removal of whiskers is quite a laborious procedure. If you are not willing to spend it annually, breed beardless varieties of strawberries: "Alexandria", "Ali Baba", "holiday", "Weis Solemacher", "Yellow miracle", "rügen", and others.