Cultivate bulbous irises: features of planting and careReproduction by dividing an adult bush is produced both in the spring and in the winter. Seedlings also planted mainly in early summer.
The preparatory process is carried out for all types of reproduction, it consists of the following stages:
- Digging the place before planting.
- Application of mineral and organic fertilizers there.
- Abundant watering.
If you plan to land in the spring, such manipulations should be done in the fall. This will remove weeds from the plot and slightly loosen the ground.
Planted Monarda in the open ground in the spring through the division of the bush. To do this, they dig it out, wash the rhizomes and carefully cut them into several pieces of approximately the same size. Sections are treated with ash and charcoal, placed in previously prepared pits and sprinkled with earth. After that, the bushes must be carefully watered.
Monarda prefers neutral or alkaline soil, on an acidic plant will grow and develop poorly.
Planting and maintenance in the open field for the winter monarda is carried out without any particular difficulties. During this period, reproduction is carried out by rooted cuttings or division of an adult bush.
Planted the plant in the previously prepared soil in early autumn, when it is still far from frost.
Monarda planted at a distance of at least 60 cm from each other, the plant will grow very quickly and take up all the free space.
In order for the monarda to grow well and develop, it is necessary to ensure her proper care, which consists of:
- in regular watering of the plant, especially during the hot summer season, otherwise there is a threat of powdery mildew on the leaves and shoots;
- loosening soil around shrubs, removing weeds;
- mineral and organic fertilizers;
- disease prevention every spring with the help of foundationol or copper sulfate.
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With a very hot summer, the ground around the Monarda bush should be mulched with peat or leaf humus.
Sawdust for mulching can not be used, they can lead to the death of the plant.
Pests and Diseases
Fragrant bush is resistant to various diseases, powdery mildew can be an exception, but it can occur only when there is a lack of moisture during a particularly dry time.
No one is afraid of the pests of the monardo, the smell of its flowers and leaves scares off any insects. Having planted such a bush near a bench in the garden, you can sit there for long summer evenings and not be afraid of mosquitoes.
Planting and caring for many years of monarda in the open field is simple, as evidenced by the numerous photos of the plant.
Video about landing