Strawberry harvest will be five times bigger: what to feed the bushes with in spring

Alina MilsentLifestyle
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Small, watery berries often grow instead of sweet, flavorful strawberries in the beds despite all efforts. The reason may be improper watering or pest attacks. However, most often, a poor harvest is associated with a lack of nutrients in the soil.

Do not neglect strawberry fertilization. To know what spring fertilizers will help to grow a high-quality and large harvest, read the OBOZ.UA article.

Effective fertilizing

Experienced gardeners advise to try starch fertilizing. Starch contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, selenium, copper, as well as vitamins C, E and B. These substances are necessary for plants to develop and grow properly.

Useful properties of starch:

  • improves soil air permeability;
  • prevents the spread of fungal spores;
  • increases the resistance of crops to diseases;
  • strengthens the roots;
  • regulates the process of photosynthesis;
  • promotes the growth of green mass.

As a result, the fruits grow large and sweet. Experts emphasize that both potato and corn starch are suitable for fertilizing.

How to prepare the fertilizer

  1. Take 250 g of starch for 3 liters of water. Bring these components to a boil.
  2. Next, dilute the resulting mixture with 10 liters of clean water.
  3. Watering should also be done under the root on previously moistened soil at the rate of 2 liters of fertilizer per 1 bush.

Other effective fertilizers

Experts advise trying a mullein infusion. This remedy contains a large number of substances useful for the growth and development of strawberries.

Regular fertilizing with nettle-based water broth will help increase yields. Nettles contain nitrogen and other useful minerals.

Another high-quality organic fertilizer will be banana peels as they contain potassium and other trace elements. Watering with banana peel tincture will promote growth and fruiting.

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