Honeysuckle is a magnificent garden shrub that can be used both as an element of landscape design and for harvesting sweet and sour fruits with a slight bitterness. Some of its varieties, for example, honeysuckle, are great for vertical gardening. It is used to decorate garden pavilions, fences and walls of country houses. Brown's honeysuckle is distinguished by its dense greenery and beautiful flowers with a delicious delicate aroma. Tatarskaya will be ideal for lazy gardeners, caring for it is impossibly simple. And curly will be an excellent option for a hedge. How and when to plant this garden shrub and how to properly care for it is the topic of our article.
Decorative honeysuckle, like barberry, loves the sun
This garden vine grows well on light, well-fertilized soils, especially when well-drained. Decorative honeysuckle, like barberry, loves the sun, therefore, for planting it, it is better to choose a bright, but at the same time protected from the wind, place in your garden plot. Honeysuckle and its other varieties are best planted in spring. To do this, the soil in the planting hole should be mixed with humus, potassium salt and superphosphate fertilizers. Tatar, curly and other varieties of it go deep into the ground by about 30 cm along with the root collar. Their near-stem zone is mulched with peat. By the same principle, the nodding plant and its other types are planted. A video of the landing process can be found on the Internet.
Honeysuckle, brown and other decorative varieties of this garden shrub for the formation of hedges and other elements of landscape design should be planted at a distance of at least one and a half meters from each other. Such a planting will avoid unnecessary shading of this light-loving plant. Honeysuckle, which is considered edible, can tolerate shading, so it is right to plant it in a densely planted area of the garden.
The climbing liana honeysuckle and other varieties of this plant are quite easy to transplant when you need to transfer them from one place to another. It is only important, if such a planting occurs, to completely exclude damage to their root system. For this, the bush is transferred to a new place along with the ground and does not deepen when planting. In the spring, it is better not to transplant this garden shrub, postponing this procedure for the period from the end of August until the first frosts hit in the fall.
Brown's honeysuckle, honeysuckle, Tatar, nodding and its other varieties are slow-growing plants. But this vine, as well as a beautiful lilac hedge, will delight you with its beauty for many years. As for its edible variety, the first fruiting can be expected in the 3rd year after planting. Plant care is ridiculously simple. It concerns primarily watering, which should be abundant in the first half of the summer. This is especially true for its edible varieties to prevent the appearance of bitterness in the taste of berries. The fruits of edible honeysuckle need to be picked on time - they crumble very quickly.
In spring and autumn, adult bushes of the honeysuckle, Tatar and Brown varieties require sanitary pruning. This care will consist in the removal of dried, diseased or broken off branches. For old bushes, you can carry out a rejuvenating pruning - completely cut off their top, leaving a length of 50 cm from the soil surface, and already in the 2nd year, due to young shoots, the bush will completely recover. A video of a similar rejuvenation of shrubs is on the Internet.
As for feeding this garden bush, it is enough to produce it once every 3 years. You need to use organic fertilizer for this.
Honeysuckle and other decorative honeysuckle, such as glittering or Tatar honeysuckle, require moderate watering. During the flowering period, ash can be added to the water prepared for irrigation.
Video about proper cultivation and care of the shrub
At the end of the fruiting of its edible variety, it is recommended that the blooming shoot be cut in half and treated with a Bordeaux mixture. Such care will prevent the appearance of a fungal infection on the bushes in the fall.
Brown's honeysuckle, Tatar, shiny, honeysuckle and its other varieties are cross-pollinated, so it would be correct to have several of its bushes of different types. Thus, you can achieve not only an increase in yield, but also a decorative design of your garden plot, if, of course, you take proper care of them both in spring and summer and even in autumn.
This plant, like many other ornamental shrubs, reproduces in three ways:
Video story about growing honeysuckle from seeds
The cutting method of reproduction, a video lesson of which can be found on the worldwide network, is the simplest. They are encouraged to use a novice gardener. If you decide to use seeds for this purpose, then you need to prepare them for planting in the fall and store them planted in the sand until spring in the refrigerator, and then just plant them in the soil. Such care for them will be the most correct, and the landing is not at all difficult.
Curly Tatar honeysuckle and its other varieties are considered quite susceptible to diseases and pests. Nevertheless, even if proper care was carried out, it is impossible to be completely sure that such an attack will not touch them. This garden shrub in spring, autumn and other times of the year can strike:
Caring for any kind of honeysuckle is pretty simple. Therefore, anyone can plant this shrub in the open field, even a novice summer resident or gardener. It will be an excellent decoration for the garden, and its fruits can be eaten.
Currently, there is an active revival of farming. Many young married couples leave the cities for the countryside and start farming. Without much experience, they face problems and challenges that are difficult to solve without the advice of a professional. This includes milking cows. In a farm with a small number of livestock, automatic milking is not profitable, it is important to master this process by hand. The article presents a clear algorithm, answers to many questions related to manual milking of cows.
The classic recipe for strawberry yeast fertilizer relies on the use of fresh compressed matter:
If it is not possible to buy a pressed product, use dry yeast, which is often used in baking:
Also, strawberries are fertilized with yeast bread. This technique is old and well-proven. You will need 1.5 g of bread, 2 liters of lukewarm water and 40 g of sugar. Mix all the ingredients well and leave the covered solution in a warm room for a couple of days. Pass the resulting concentrated mixture through cheesecloth to get rid of small bread particles. For processing a strawberry plantation, the mixture should be diluted with 10 liters of water.
Advice. One bush requires the same 500 ml.
Crocuses are easy to care for.
If the winter was snowless, and the spring was without rain, there is a need for watering. In general, crocuses are drought-resistant. Loosen the soil periodically, remove weeds.
When spring crocuses have faded and their leaves turn yellow, you can forget about them until next season. Treat autumn-blooming crocuses in the same way.
After flowering, wilted inflorescences should be cut off. Green leaves will decorate the garden for a long time. When they are dry, scoop up the bulbs as needed.
The crocuses remaining to winter for the winter should be mulched with peat or dry leaves.
The arrangement of the garden plot is not complete without fruit and berry bushes and trees. In a garden with a beautiful landscape design, there should be a place for a berry bush: raspberries, gooseberries, currants, sea buckthorn, honeysuckle, blackberries, blueberries, irgi. We offer you an overview of the most popular shrubs.
Surely you have heard about the wonderful properties of raspberries. It is difficult to imagine that raspberry bushes used to grow exclusively in forests. And only several centuries later they began to breed it in garden plots. Raspberries have a lot of advantages; they are simply necessary in the garden. Shrubs, depending on the variety, have red berries, less often yellow and purple-black.
Fresh juicy raspberries
Berry bush requires regular watering, loosening and fertilization. Planting is done in spring or autumn. For the winter, the soil around the bush is insulated. In the spring it is necessary to trim and tie. All of the above measures will be useless if the shrub is not protected from disease.
Autumn planting of strawberry seedlings is considered optimal, since a full harvest can be harvested from young bushes in the spring of next year. Plants planted in early spring will also start bearing fruit next season, but will have to be cared for all summer.
Before the autumn planting, the site should be processed and prepared in early spring, adding the necessary fertilizers. If every piece of land is valuable in the garden, these beds can be temporarily occupied with onions, garlic or celery, that is, early ripening vegetables.
Before planting seedlings in open ground, the roots should be treated with a fungicide preparation (fungicide) and young plants should be kept in a cool place for several days.
Eggplant fruits ripen in Siberia not earlier than August. By the end of summer, in the warm season, up to 5–7 fruits can be harvested on each bush in the open field. Eggplants are harvested at the stage of technical maturity: the fruits must grow to the required size, acquire a color characteristic of the variety, and gain juicy pulp. The seeds at this time are white, soft, unripe. The crop is harvested weekly, cutting off the fruit with a pruner along with the stalk. Overripe eggplants are not edible.
Eggplants are stored for no more than three weeks. They must be stored with stalks, the best storage temperature is 1–2 ° C, and the relative air humidity is 85–90%. Since it is difficult to store them, they try to process the fruits in the very first days after collection.
In Siberia, summer is warm, but short, which is not enough for successful eggplant cultivation. Nevertheless, using various tricks, gardeners get good harvests of this delicious vegetable here. They do this both in greenhouses and outside them, but mainly early-ripening varieties and hybrids are planted and very carefully looked after.