Growing sea buckthorn at their summer cottage

Perhaps today it is difficult to meet a person who does not know such a plant as sea buckthorn. Its value was fully appreciated only in the twentieth century.

For those who have their own summer cottage or garden, growing sea buckthorn will not be difficult. The main thing is to know where and how.

Spring is considered the best planting date.

Preparing for landing

Before digging the planting holes, the site should be disassembled and loosened to a depth of 8-10 cm. The planting hole should be approximately 40x40 cm. At the bottom of the hole in the center, lay a drainage 10 cm thick from crushed stone or broken brick.

When planting on good soil, it is enough to add up to 1 kg of humus and 200 grams of superphosphate to each well.

If the texture of the soil is heavy and there are many clay inclusions in it, it is better to add peat or river sand to it in a 1: 1 ratio. Organic and mineral fertilizers also need to be added.

The planted seedling is watered with twenty liters of water, mulched and tied to a support. You need to know that the root collar of the seedling is buried below the soil level by about 3-5 cm. Sea buckthorn is a dioecious plant, therefore, one male seedling should be planted for every 4-5 female specimens.

Cultivation of sea buckthorn takes about 3-4 years until the berries are obtained.

Sea buckthorn care

Care consists in dressing, loosening the soil, pruning, in the fight against pests and diseases. Loosening is carried out as needed, it is desirable that the soil is constantly in a loose state. Once every 3-4 years, 2-3 kg per 1 sq. square meter of organic compost and 30-40 grams of superphosphate. Digging is done no closer than 1 meter from the trunk, otherwise the root system can be damaged.

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