You should definitely fertilize raspberries in May: experienced gardeners share a recipe

Alina MilsentLifestyle
Fertilizers for raspberries. Source: Created with the help of AI

Raspberries are a fairly unpretentious crop that is easy to grow in the garden. Raspberries are high in vitamin C, so they are very beneficial for the immune system, and also help with kidney, vision, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal diseases.

It is quite easy to grow these healthy berries in the garden. However, small and sour crops often grow instead of juicy and large fruits. Read the OBOZ.UA article to know how to fertilize raspberries in spring to get sweet berries.

How to fertilize raspberries

Of course, a lot depends on the raspberry variety, but even large-fruited varieties can produce small berries if not properly cared for.

Peas can be a good natural fertilizer for raspberries. Yes, this will come as a surprise to many. Of course, you can use store-bought fertilizer mixtures, but pea solution will be an organic and environmentally friendly alternative.

How to prepare a solution for fertilizing raspberries

  • You will need a glass of peas. Pour the peas into a container and add 1 liter of water.
  • Next, wait for the peas to swell.
  • Using a blender or improvised materials, you need to beat the peas until they are homogeneous and strain the solution thoroughly.
  • The product should be diluted with water as follows: 3 liters of water per 1 cup of pea fertilizer.

There is an easier way. Simply pour three liters of water over a glass of peas, let it brew for a day, and then strain and water the raspberries at the root.

When to treat raspberries with pea solution

Experts recommend fertilizing peas in early May. It is during this period that the fertilizer will have the best effect.

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