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Honeysuckle - varieties and properties of culture

Honeysuckle - varieties and properties of culture


Honeysuckle is both tasty and healthy. Part 1

They say that everything new is well forgotten old. And again, honeysuckle is recognized by gardeners as a traditional berry shrub, comparable in value to currants, gooseberries and raspberries.

Honeysuckle - these are the first berries of the season, juicy with an excellent taste, and a medicine, and the embodiment of early maturity, winter hardiness and unpretentiousness. Maybe someone will be surprised at this fact, but like potatoes, honeysuckle was originally used exclusively as an ornamental crop. Apparently, people were attracted by its long blue fruits, which adorned the plant during the ripening period. But as a culture intended for obtaining fruits, it began to be cultivated only in 1930, although already in 1909, a curious natural scientist with a worldwide reputation - I.V. Michurin has already recommended it as a fruit.

Berry properties - food and medicinal

Honeysuckle fruits are rich in sugars - up to 13%, vitamins - C (40-60 mg%), B1, IN2, IN6, IN9, P, carotene, pectins, organic acids, tannins and dyes. The fruits contain the salts of sodium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium that are very necessary for humans, as well as many trace elements, including such important ones as copper, barium, iodine, manganese, silicon and aluminum. Even the leaves are healthy - they contain up to 200 mg% vitamin C!

In folk medicine, the fruits of honeysuckle have already firmly established their position and are used as a preventive capillary-strengthening agent, as well as for cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, anemia, for diseases of the stomach and liver, as well as the gall bladder. The juice of the berries helps with ulcers, and the decoction of the leaves is useful for diseases of the eyes, throat and skin diseases.

Honeysuckle bushes are also a decoration of the garden, especially during flowering, when they are covered with white-yellow flowers, they are also good during fruiting - with dark blue attractive fruits.

Cultural biology

Honeysuckle edible Is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Honeysuckle family, genus Honeysuckle. In nature, honeysuckle grows in the Far East, Kamchatka, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. There she prefers damp places (river banks), the outskirts of swamps and clearings. This plant loves light, but can easily withstand light shading. The honeysuckle shrub reaches a height of 1.5 meters. It has up to 25 stems, opposite leaves, which may differ in shape (round, oval, ovoid and lanceolate). Shoot growth begins in mid-April.

The flowers of this plant are pale pink and are collected in two-flowered inflorescences, which appear with still undeveloped leaves. The plant is moderately demanding for heat, and budding is observed already a few days after the spring transition of the average monthly temperature through 0 ° C, it lasts for a month. Flowers are pollinated by bees or bumblebees. For gardeners, for the best pollination and setting more honeysuckle fruits, it is recommended to have several promising varieties of this plant on their plots.

The first berries, so beloved by everyone, ripen at the very beginning of June. Depending on the variety, honeysuckle fruits can be colored blue or light blue, have a varied shape, from round to jug-like, and taste xylo-sweet without bitterness or with a slight bitterness and an attractive aroma, the average weight of the berry is 0.8 g.

Honeysuckle plants are quite frost-resistant, they can withstand temperature drops to -44 ... -45 ° С without loss, and flowers can also tolerate spring frosts down to -8 ° С. However, from severe winter thaws, honeysuckle can be seriously affected.

One of the characteristic features of honeysuckle is its slow growth. One-year-olds rarely exceed a height of 7 cm, two-year-olds - 35, and three-year-olds are even below 50 cm. Two-year-old seedlings usually begin to bear fruit in 2-3 years, but they give a tangible harvest only after five years. As for the plants grown from cuttings (the vast majority of seedlings), they begin to bear fruit already in the second year after planting, reaching a maximum yield of 5 kg per bush. Honeysuckle fruits are formed on annual wood, so the period of productive use of the shrub, unfortunately, is short - it is limited to 15-20 years (this is at best).

Honeysuckle, along with light and moisture-loving, is an extremely unpretentious plant, it feels good on any type of soil, perhaps, except for too dry and excessively moist. However, honeysuckle prefers the neutral reaction of the soil environment. Its root system is close to the core system, but very densely ramified.

Honeysuckle varieties

There are a lot of varieties of honeysuckle, and selection with this culture is intensively carried out to this day. The most common varieties that are successfully grown in the middle lane are early ripening ones - Blue Spindle (although an old variety, but still a favorite), Tomichka, Morena, Dlinnoplodnaya; mid-early - Vasyugan, Gerda, Cinderella, Nizhny Novgorod early, Start, Blue Bird; mid-season - Amphora, Bakcharskaya, Viola, Nymph, Pavlovskaya; middle late - Dessertnaya, Kamchadalka, Roxana, Violet.

Of the new varieties introduced at the beginning of the XXI century into the State Register of Breeding Achievements, one can name

early maturing and mid-early varieties: Viliga, Gzhel early, Fortuna, Sibiryachka, Narymskaya, Magician;

average ripening period: Volkhova, Gzhelka, Kuminovka, Heap Mala, Lyulia, Sirius, Early, Nipple, Shahinya, In memory of Gidzyuk, Sinilga, Dawn, Pavlovskaya, Fire opal, Forget-me-not, Lenita, Swan, Lapis lazuli, Krasnoyarochka, Drops, Raisin, Ivushka, Zar , Goryanka, Bazhovskaya;

late-ripening and mid-late varieties: Gzhel late, Kingfisher, My joy, Ramenskaya, Selena, Cubic zirconia.

These varieties are characterized by good yields, large fruits, high palatability and low shattering of fruits, as well as frost resistance. The most productive among the new varieties are rightfully considered - Sibiryachka, Fire opal, Narymskaya, and the largest-fruited, whose fruit weight exceeds 1.4 g, are Sibiryachka, Lazurit, Bazhovskaya. Among the new varieties there are also leaders in the content of vitamin C. These are Dymka (82.4 mg%), Rassvet and Zarnitsa (79.6 mg%) varieties.

The newest varieties of this valuable berry crop quite allow it to more and more confidently win the sympathy and garden plots of amateur gardeners.

But honeysuckle has its drawbacks. For example, in the varieties Ivushka, Golubinka and Kapel, originating from the Far East, often in October and November one can observe the opening of the apical buds and the subsequent re-flowering. Naturally, these buds die, and this negative factor leads to a sharp decline in the next year's harvest.

Read the second part of the article: Secrets of growing honeysuckle

Nikolay Khromov,
candidate of agricultural sciences,
Researcher, Department of Berry Crops, GNU VNIIS im. I.V. Michurin,
member of the R&D Academy

Photo by the author


The effect of honeysuckle on the human body

Fresh berries are a refreshing agent, a handful of fruits eaten in the heat is good for toning and refreshing.

Honeysuckle is very useful for cardiovascular diseases, for atherosclerosis, and also for hypertension. Fresh honeysuckle berries can be used as a general tonic, for the treatment of malaria and scurvy. Honeysuckle berries have a good effect on the functioning of the gallbladder, as well as the liver.

The main benefit of honeysuckle berries is to lower blood pressure and relieve headaches. Honeysuckle fruit helps with nosebleeds.

After a short heat treatment, honeysuckle berries also do not lose their medicinal qualities. Due to the high content of organic acids, pectins, honeysuckle berries have an anti-sclerotic effect on the human body. The introduction of berries into the daily human diet strengthens the walls of our blood vessels, increases the secretion of gastric juice. The huge content of vitamins allows you to use honeysuckle to recover from long-term illnesses. A saucer of freshly harvested or frozen honeysuckle contains a daily supply of vitamin B and iron.

Honeysuckle is used to treat stomach ulcers, gastritis, duodenal ulcers. Honeysuckle has anti-inflammatory, diuretic and astringent properties. Decoctions of blue honeysuckle berries are recommended to improve memory.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, honeysuckle heals sore throat and other inflammatory processes. Honeysuckle contains a substance called anthocyanin, and it prolongs the life of cells and prevents them from degenerating into malignant ones. The juice of the berries of this plant has a beneficial effect on human vision.


1. Export culture

Honeysuckle is a purely Russian culture, created by Russian breeders in 1964. A cultural product is obtained from a completely wild berry (one of the inedible species known to all - wolf berry). This is not import substitution, it is a new cultural product that has been created for more than 50 years.

2. Breeding gigantism

The latest achievement of selection is a 5 cm berry, the size of a matchbox, absolutely sweet, without any bitterness or sourness.

3. Vitamin flavor

Honeysuckle has a completely unusual bright taste. It cannot be compared with blueberries, currants, or blueberries. The unique taste is determined by the rich concentration of vitamins. Among them were found: ascorbic acid, provitamin A, B1, B2, B9. The fruits also contain potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, silicon, copper, zinc, iodine, tannins and pectin substances.

4. Garden pharmacy

Due to the high content of the vitamin P complex in honeysuckle fruits, represented by anthocyanins, catechins and flavonoids, as well as lonicerin, a biologically active substance that is contained only in honeysuckle, the berry is good for both medicinal purposes and for the prevention of diseases. The Latin name for honeysuckle is Lonicera, hence the name Lonicera. The union of anthocyanins, catechins, flavonoids and lonicerin gives absolutely amazing results: this is the strongest antitumor and anticancer effect.

5. First berry

Honeysuckle is the earliest berry. It ripens simultaneously with radish. In central Russia, this is the end of May.

6. The secret of eternal youth - anthocyanins

As in all fruits with a blue color, honeysuckle contains a lot of anthocyanins - substances that not only determine a beautiful rich color, but are beneficial for humans. Anthocyanins inhibit oxidative reactions and slow down the aging process.

7. Honeysuckle with seeds from "Gardens of Russia"

Honeysuckle retains its constancy, including when propagated by seeds, that is, they convey the properties of the variety well. We sell certified seeds, fully prepared for planting.

They are sown in the same way as tomatoes, but differ in later germination - after 2-3 weeks.

8. Early maturity, productivity and high consumer properties

Most importantly, in the second year after planting, you will receive the first harvest of berries. Honeysuckle is affordable and allows you to quickly introduce the crop into circulation.

Today we offer excellent varieties from the leader of the world selection - Bakcharsky strong point.

9. Industrial scale

The Sady Rossii enterprise has been dealing with honeysuckle for a long time. A nursery for the cultivation of this crop has been created. This year we planted 150 hectares of honeysuckle for mechanized harvesting. In 3 years it will be an industrial berry, an industrial plantation.


Honeysuckle Leningrad giant

Other honeysuckle



AGROTECHNICS HONEST

When to plant. The best planting dates for honeysuckle are from late August to late September. Spring planting is undesirable, since the buds on the bushes begin to bloom at the onset of freezing temperatures in April. However, a seedling with a closed root system can be planted in early May.

Landing place. Best of all, honeysuckle grows not in an open sunny area, but in light shade, so that until noon it is well lit by the sun, and then it is slightly shaded, for example, by the sparse crown of an apple tree. By the way, it is the apple tree that is considered the best neighbor for honeysuckle, having a beneficial effect on its development.

There is no need to protect plants from cold winds, because honeysuckle is one of the most frost-resistant crops, which practically does not freeze out and perfectly tolerates winter frosts.

This is the fastest growing culture: its seedlings are capable of bearing fruit from the age of two. It happens that flower buds even lay annual seedlings. And with such a rapidity, honeysuckle is the record holder for life expectancy and fruiting: abundantly fruiting bushes over the age of 80 are known in the culture!

Landing. Scheme of planting bushes in personal plots: 1.5x2 m.Since honeysuckle is not a self-fertile culture, it is necessary to plant at least three, and preferably five different varieties nearby for good cross-pollination.

Honeysuckle is very unpretentious. It grows well on all types of soil. Prefers neutral, but tolerates slightly acidic ones, if only they are rich in organic matter. On heavy clayey, as well as poor peaty and sandy soils, the planting pits are filled not with "native" soil, but with a specially prepared planting mixture, which is made up in equal proportions from the upper fertile layer, river sand and rotted manure.

Planting pits are made 25-30 deep and 30 cm in diameter. A third of a bucket of wood ash, 150 g of superphosphate and 60 g of potassium sulfate are added to the planting soil. After planting, young plants must be watered abundantly, and then the trunks should be mulched with peat chips or cut grass.

Watering. Honeysuckle is a very moisture-loving culture. In hot and dry summers, it needs to be watered every other day. Along with watering at the root in hot weather, honeysuckle bushes need a fine-dispersed sprinkler from a hose with an appropriate nozzle that gives a water "spray". Thus, the whole plant must be treated with water dust: from the root collar to the top of the bush, very carefully moistening the leaves. The fact is that they are very tender in honeysuckle and simply burn out in the sun, since all the moisture is burned out of them. But fine sprinkling on hot days in the morning and in the evening (not less than 5-7 minutes) keeps the leaves healthy and fresh.

Fertilizers. For the first two years, young plants do not need to be fertilized, since they received all the necessary nutrition for their growth and development when planting.

During this period, it is recommended to feed the bushes with solutions of mullein (1:10) or fermented grass before flowering and at the beginning of fruiting. By the way, it is good to prepare the second fertilizer for the whole garden. To do this, the barrel is half filled with cut grass and topped up with water. Set in a sunny place and let it brew for two weeks. After that, in watering cans, dilute with water in a ratio of 1:10 and fertilize all fruit trees and shrubs.

After the third year, fertilization begins. The first feeding is carried out in the spring, at the beginning of flowering. During this period, honeysuckle needs nitrogen fertilization. It is best to feed with a solution of carbomide, which dissolves well in water.

In the summer, you can feed it with some kind of mineral complex or add 20 g of ammonium nitrate, 10 g of urea, and 50 g of superphosphate under one plant. You should not dig up the ground under the bush, since the root system of honeysuckle is superficial, and it can be damaged during digging.Nitrogen fertilizers are highly soluble in water, so they are diluted in 10 liters and applied along with watering. Before that, superphosphate is evenly scattered in the near-trunk circle, shallowly embedding it in the ground using a small hoe or "paw" with teeth.

In autumn, potash and phosphorus fertilizers are applied, which help honeysuckle to better prepare for winter and help increase its winter hardiness. It is best to add double superphosphate (3 matchboxes) and potassium sulfate (2 box) under one plant.

Diseases and pests. On household plots, honeysuckle practically does not get sick. Pests also rarely attack her. Occasionally, aphids can settle on young shoots. A false scale may appear on lignified trunks, and leaf beetle caterpillars can damage the leaves.

For prophylaxis, it is recommended to treat the honeysuckle bushes with 0.2% Aktellik or 0.2% Rogor in the spring before bud break. This will be enough to rid your honeysuckle of uninvited guests.

Pruning. In the first 6-7 years, the bushes do not form. They are limited to the removal of dry and lying branches on the ground.

In subsequent years, pruning is carried out annually either in the spring or in the fall. Typically limited to decimation. It is made in the fall, when the plants bear fruit. Honeysuckle bushes are prone to thickening, which can lead to diseases due to lack of ventilation and sunlight. Therefore, all old, withered and underdeveloped branches are removed, leaving 7-9 of the strongest. This operation can be carried out in the spring. But here it must be borne in mind that honeysuckle has an early awakening of the kidneys. Therefore, spring pruning should be done early, when the air temperature rises to + 6 ° C.

Rejuvenating pruning of bushes is done no earlier than 15-18 years after planting. Repeat after 8-10 years.

Features of autumn planting of seedlings of fruit trees

If you received your seedlings in late autumn or even after snowfall, we recommend that you do not rush to plant them in a permanent place, but keep them until spring by the following methods:

The place for digging seedlings is chosen the highest, where stagnation of water is least possible. Dig a groove 50 cm deep from west to east. The south side is made inclined, the north - vertical.

The seedlings are laid out in the groove one at a time (in no case in a bundle), in an inclined position (at an angle of 45 degrees), with the top to the south. The roots and half of the stem are covered with loose soil and watered well so that the moistened earth penetrates into all the voids between the roots, after which the soil is poured again.

So that the roots of buried plants do not freeze, their location is covered with peat, humus or fertile soil. To protect against mice, spruce or juniper branches are placed between the seedlings and on top.

B. Storage in a snow pile.

For this, the seedlings are folded into a bunch so that the root collars are at the same level. Tied from top to bottom, gently pressing the branches. The roots are covered on all sides with a moist substrate - peat, sawdust, even better with moss - and wrapped in burlap. Then the entire bundle is wrapped in a film, tied and buried deep in the snow, finding a place protected from the sun. So that the snow cover does not melt longer, sawdust or peat is poured on top.

We advise you to carefully consider the wintering of the label with the name of the variety. Before digging, they are wrapped in foil or plastic wrap and tied to the seedlings with twine that does not rot in the soil.

Powerful rooting agent. Ideal for transplanting both adult plants and plant seedlings, as well as seedlings.

Basic properties:

  • restores the root and promotes its development
  • enhances immunity and frost resistance
  • improves the survival rate of plant seedlings after transportation and transplantation.

Structure:

  • fermented soy flour,
  • alfalfa flour,
  • fish flour,
  • bone meal
  • amino acids,
  • vitamins,
  • seaweed,
  • N-P-K: 1-5-1

Usage scheme: is introduced when planting seedlings at the bottom of the hole, mixing with the ground. Then a small amount is applied after planting on the soil around the plant, and slightly mixed with the ground by hand. When mulching, the effect is enhanced.

Application rate per 1 sq. M. from 100 gr .:

  • when planting seedlings 25gr. (1 scoop) for one plant,
  • when planting tree seedlings from 50 to 100 grams, depending on the size of the seedlings,
  • when planting a large tree, fertilizer is applied from 200g.
  • overdose is impossible.


Varieties of the earliest vitamin and delicious berry - blue honeysuckle

Blue honeysuckle (lat.Lonicera caerulea) in our everyday life is most often called edible honeysuckle. Probably due to the fact that the name distinguishes and separates it from the other 190 species, which are inedible, and some are even very poisonous. In recent years, this culture literally burst into the areas of amateur gardeners - the massive popularity of the plant is due to its early fruiting (even before strawberries ripen), useful properties, and high taste. Tasters compare the taste of blue honeysuckle berries with raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, cherries, and grapes.

The distribution area of ​​subspecies is the entire temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Under natural conditions, they grow in forests, meadows, subalpine and shikshevy tundra of Siberia, in the North-East, in the European part of Russia, in Canada, Japan, Poland, Mongolia, China and Korea.

In Russia, this plant is also called blue honeysuckle, local names are buzan, guzan. In Poland, the name is "Kamchatka berry", in Japan - "haskap berry" (haskap berry). The common name - "Honeyberry" (honey berry) or descriptive, given to her under the influence of the translation from Russian, "Blue-berried honeysuckle" (honeysuckle with blue berries), "deepblue honeysuckle" (blue honeysuckle) or "sweetberry honeysuckle" (sweet honeysuckle ) is used in North America and Canada.


Honeysuckle Giant's Daughter

Other honeysuckle

AGROTECHNICS HONEST

When to plant. The best planting dates for honeysuckle are from late August to late September. Spring planting is undesirable, since the buds on the bushes begin to bloom at the onset of freezing temperatures in April. However, a seedling with a closed root system can be planted in early May.

Landing place. Best of all, honeysuckle grows not in an open sunny area, but in light shade, so that until noon it is well lit by the sun, and then it is slightly shaded, for example, by the sparse crown of an apple tree. By the way, it is the apple tree that is considered the best neighbor for honeysuckle, having a beneficial effect on its development.

There is no need to protect plants from cold winds, because honeysuckle is one of the most frost-resistant crops, which practically does not freeze out and perfectly tolerates winter frosts.

This is the fastest growing culture: its seedlings are capable of bearing fruit from the age of two. It happens that flower buds even lay annual seedlings. And with such a rapidity, honeysuckle is the record holder for life expectancy and fruiting: abundantly fruiting bushes over the age of 80 are known in the culture!

Landing. Scheme of planting bushes in personal plots: 1.5x2 m.Since honeysuckle is not a self-fertile culture, it is necessary to plant at least three, and preferably five different varieties nearby for good cross-pollination.

Honeysuckle is very unpretentious. It grows well on all types of soil. Prefers neutral, but tolerates slightly acidic ones, if only they are rich in organic matter. On heavy clayey, as well as poor peaty and sandy soils, the planting pits are filled not with "native" soil, but with a specially prepared planting mixture, which is made up in equal proportions from the upper fertile layer, river sand and rotted manure.

Planting pits are made 25-30 deep and 30 cm in diameter. A third of a bucket of wood ash, 150 g of superphosphate and 60 g of potassium sulfate are added to the planting soil. After planting, young plants must be watered abundantly, and then the trunks should be mulched with peat chips or cut grass.

Watering. Honeysuckle is a very moisture-loving culture. In hot and dry summers, it needs to be watered every other day. Along with watering at the root in hot weather, honeysuckle bushes need a fine-dispersed sprinkler from a hose with an appropriate nozzle that gives a water "spray". Thus, the whole plant must be treated with water dust: from the root collar to the top of the bush, very carefully moistening the leaves. The fact is that they are very tender in honeysuckle and simply burn out in the sun, since all the moisture is burned out of them. But fine sprinkling on hot days in the morning and in the evening (not less than 5-7 minutes) keeps the leaves healthy and fresh.

Fertilizers. For the first two years, young plants do not need to be fertilized, since they received all the necessary nutrition for their growth and development when planting.

During this period, it is recommended to feed the bushes with solutions of mullein (1:10) or fermented grass before flowering and at the beginning of fruiting. By the way, it is good to prepare the second fertilizer for the whole garden. To do this, the barrel is half filled with cut grass and topped up with water. Set in a sunny place and let it brew for two weeks. After that, in watering cans, dilute with water in a ratio of 1:10 and fertilize all fruit trees and shrubs.

After the third year, fertilization begins. The first feeding is carried out in the spring, at the beginning of flowering. During this period, honeysuckle needs nitrogen fertilization. It is best to feed with a solution of carbomide, which dissolves well in water.

In the summer, you can feed it with some kind of mineral complex or add 20 g of ammonium nitrate, 10 g of urea, and 50 g of superphosphate under one plant. You should not dig up the ground under the bush, since the root system of honeysuckle is superficial, and it can be damaged during digging. Nitrogen fertilizers are highly soluble in water, so they are diluted in 10 liters and applied along with watering. Before that, superphosphate is evenly scattered in the near-trunk circle, shallowly embedding it in the ground using a small hoe or "paw" with teeth.

In autumn, potash and phosphorus fertilizers are applied, which help honeysuckle to better prepare for winter and help increase its winter hardiness. It is best to add double superphosphate (3 matchboxes) and potassium sulfate (2 box) under one plant.

Diseases and pests. On household plots, honeysuckle practically does not get sick. Pests also rarely attack her. Occasionally, aphids can settle on young shoots. A false scale may appear on lignified trunks, and leaf beetle caterpillars can damage the leaves.

For prophylaxis, it is recommended to treat the honeysuckle bushes with 0.2% Aktellik or 0.2% Rogor in the spring before bud break. This will be enough to rid your honeysuckle of uninvited guests.

Pruning. In the first 6-7 years, the bushes do not form. They are limited to the removal of dry and lying branches on the ground.

In subsequent years, pruning is carried out annually either in the spring or in the fall. Typically limited to decimation. It is made in the fall, when the plants bear fruit. Honeysuckle bushes are prone to thickening, which can lead to diseases due to lack of ventilation and sunlight. Therefore, all old, withered and underdeveloped branches are removed, leaving 7-9 of the strongest. This operation can be carried out in the spring. But here it must be borne in mind that honeysuckle has an early awakening of the kidneys. Therefore, spring pruning should be done early, when the air temperature rises to + 6 ° C.

Rejuvenating pruning of bushes is done no earlier than 15-18 years after planting. Repeat after 8-10 years.

Features of autumn planting of seedlings of fruit trees

If you received your seedlings in late autumn or even after snowfall, we recommend that you do not rush to plant them in a permanent place, but keep them until spring by the following methods:

The place for digging seedlings is chosen the highest, where stagnation of water is least possible. Dig a groove 50 cm deep from west to east. The south side is made inclined, the north - vertical.

The seedlings are laid out in the groove one at a time (in no case in a bundle), in an inclined position (at an angle of 45 degrees), with the top to the south. The roots and half of the stem are covered with loose soil and watered well so that the moistened earth penetrates into all the voids between the roots, after which the soil is poured again.

So that the roots of buried plants do not freeze, their location is covered with peat, humus or fertile soil. To protect against mice, spruce or juniper branches are placed between the seedlings and on top.

B. Storage in a snow pile.

For this, the seedlings are folded into a bunch so that the root collars are at the same level. Tied from top to bottom, gently pressing the branches. The roots are covered on all sides with a moist substrate - peat, sawdust, even better with moss - and wrapped in burlap. Then the entire bundle is wrapped in a film, tied and buried deep in the snow, finding a place protected from the sun. So that the snow cover does not melt longer, sawdust or peat is poured on top.

We advise you to carefully consider the wintering of the label with the name of the variety. Before digging, they are wrapped in foil or plastic wrap and tied to the seedlings with twine that does not rot in the soil.

Powerful rooting agent. Ideal for transplanting both adult plants and plant seedlings, as well as seedlings.

Basic properties:

  • restores the root and promotes its development
  • enhances immunity and frost resistance
  • improves the survival rate of plant seedlings after transportation and transplantation.

Structure:

  • fermented soy flour,
  • alfalfa flour,
  • fish flour,
  • bone meal
  • amino acids,
  • vitamins,
  • seaweed,
  • N-P-K: 1-5-1

Usage scheme: is introduced when planting seedlings at the bottom of the hole, mixing with the ground. Then a small amount is applied after planting on the soil around the plant, and slightly mixed with the soil by hand. When mulching, the effect is enhanced.

Application rate per 1 sq. M. from 100 gr .:

  • when planting seedlings 25gr. (1 scoop) for one plant,
  • when planting tree seedlings from 50 to 100 grams, depending on the size of the seedlings,
  • when planting a large tree, fertilizer is applied from 200g.
  • overdose is impossible.


How to care for honeysuckle

In order for Cinderella's honeysuckle to give a good harvest, she, like other garden crops, needs careful care.

Watering and feeding

In the first year after planting, young honeysuckle bushes require special attention. In dry summers, the plant must be moistened once a week by pouring 2 buckets of water under one bush. After watering, it is recommended to loosen the soil. This must be done very carefully, since the root system of the culture is superficial.

The fertilizers that you added to the hole during planting will be enough for the plant for 2 years, but in the third year after planting, the crop needs to be fed. Before flowering and immediately after harvesting, honeysuckle bushes are watered with a solution of nitrogen fertilizer based on chicken manure (concentration of 1 tbsp per bucket of water). Top dressing is insisted for 2 days. Fertilizer is applied on wet soil in the evening.

Humic fertilizers are organic, since manure, dung, compost, peat and foliage are used for their production.

In the second half of summer, it is recommended to feed the honeysuckle with a soft humic fertilizer (the solution is made according to the instructions) or an infusion of wood ash. They do it like this: gradually add 100–150 g of dry ash to a bucket of water and mix thoroughly until it is almost completely dissolved. The solution is applied to the ground or sprayed with bushes.

Sanitary and anti-aging pruning

It is desirable to form a Cinderella, then the honeysuckle bushes will be more productive and prettier. The first pruning of young specimens is carried out immediately after planting in a permanent place.Cut out all weak branches, leaving 3-5 strong shoots on the bush, which are also shortened by a third of the length. After that, it will be enough to carry out sanitary pruning, cutting out all damaged and dry shoots.

In adult bushes, all old branches are cut

Usually, after 7 years of cultivation, the yield of honeysuckle begins to fall, so that this does not happen, it is necessary to carry out anti-aging pruning in the fall, cutting out all the old branches. It is not worth pitying them, the bushes in the spring very quickly build up their green mass, the flowering and fruiting of the culture is restored.


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