Honeysuckle is the berry that saves us from beriberi after a long winter. She rushes very first. Already in the middle of July you can harvest its harvest and start preparing vitamins for the winter.
Honeysuckle is decorative and berry. A huge plus of the bush is that it is frost-resistant, not afraid of insects and any diseases. Honeysuckle bushes can live for several decades in the same place and at the same time give us a very good harvest. How correctly to plant a honeysuckle, what to indulge itself with early vitamins, now we will understand.
Rules of planting honeysuckle in autumn
The most suitable time for planting edible honeysuckle is autumn. Or rather - about mid-September. When autumn planting honeysuckle, although this plant is completely unpretentious, you still need to consider some of its preferences in order to choose the correct landing site.
The soil in the place of planting should be moist and well drained, sandy loam and loam with a weakly acidic medium. If the soil is slightly different, you can fall asleep a pit into which you will plant the plant, a mixture of turf ground + peat + sand (peat can be replaced by humus).
Very favorable effect on growth and fertility, if you plant the honeysuckle bush so that the upper part of it will be illuminated by the sun, and the lower one will be in shading. Honeysuckle refers to self-fertilizing plants, therefore, in order that it would be well-fruited, it is recommended to plant at least three shrubs on the site and it is desirable that they be different.
Planting of honeysuckle plants in autumn
In order for our bush to become well established, it is recommended to bathe the roots in a solution of heteroauxin before planting. A solution is made at the rate of 50 grams of heteroauxin per liter of water, and in the solution we maintain the roots of honeysuckle a day.
Further dig a hole about 45x45 cm, add organic, do not forget after landing, it is very good to water it, to wrap it up. Planting should be with not very large deepening of the root neck. The distance between bushes should be no less than a meter and not more than one and a half.
Care of honeysuckle
Honeysuckle does not need special care. Of course - the loosening of the land, abundant watering and mulching remains in force. But you need to avoid thickening the bush. Therefore, approximately for the sixth year after planting, it is necessary to cut the bush by removing dry, broken twigs and cutting off the lateral branches that began to dry out.
Very topical and rejuvenating pruning. In the event that the growth of the branches is less than 10 cm during vegetation, the old branches need to be cut off at the very base. And do not be afraid, if you see that at the base of the branches the backbone is behind - this is a normal phenomenon, let it hang.