Planting cherries on clay – how to improve the soil?


CLAY IS NOT AN OBSTACLE FOR CHERRY

I decided to plant a cherry bush in front of the window. I started digging holes and realized that a place with thick clay and minimal organic matter was not suitable. The trees here will only wither. Cherries love light, black earthy-sandy, neutral or slightly alkaline soil, not susceptible to stagnant water. I didn’t want to change my landing site, so I had to fix the problem.

LAND CHERRY ON CLAY

I decided to dig a “hole” for each seedling and fill it with the appropriate soil. For the sake of simplicity, I dug a square-shaped pits with a side of 1 m – I made a contour marking on the ground (photo 1), removed the upper, more or less fertile layer, and removed the clay (photo 2)

I decided to fill the “pits” with mixed black earth from the top layer of the pit, sand and well-rotted cow dung in equal parts.


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Additionally, chemicals recommended for cherries were added to the soil mixture – 3 matchboxes of potassium sulphate, 5 – superphosphate, 1 liter cans of wood ash (1 tablespoon of dolomite flour can be used) and 1 tbsp. crushed to the state of egg shell flour. He acted like this.

First, I mixed the chemicals: I measured the superphosphate and potassium sulfate into a small plastic bucket. Gold added. I crushed the egg shell separately (photo 3) and poured it into the mixture in small portions, mixing everything thoroughly (photo 4). It is convenient to mix the components of the soil mixture directly in the pit in layers. In each, I filled one top-layer garden cart with turf, sand and manure.

LAND CHERRY ON CLAY

Each layer was evenly distributed with a rake. Sprinkle on top with some of the mixed chemicals – 800g per serving (soil-manure-sand). The layers turned out to be the thickness of a spade bayonet. I mixed them and then re-applied the soil, manure and sand to the mixture (remixed). Thus, it completely filled all the holes.

Transplanted trees. I tried to orient the seedlings in the new place to the cardinal points the same way they grew before transplanting. If necessary, form branches with pegs and soft ropes.

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The author correctly replanted cherry seedlings. But there is one point – it is important in this case not to overdo it with fertilizers. It is imperative that the roots do not come into contact with the fertilizers themselves, as the latter can burn them.

When planting, fertilizers must be thoroughly mixed with the soil. For such a well you do not need a lot of them – a teaspoon of potassium sulfate, superphosphate and urea, or a tablespoon of nitroammophoska containing all three ingredients. But from the eggshell in this case there will be no use, but it will also hurt.

It is also important that the plantings run strictly from north to south, so that they do not begin to obscure as the crown grows. From apartment buildings, if they are south oriented, you also need to back off, based on their height. Usually retreat to the height of the building plus a meter. Do not forget about the support pins, at this stage they are needed so that the planted seedling does not bend from the wind or changes in the soil.

© Author: Nikolai Khromov, Senior Researcher, Ph.DIV Michurin »


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© Author: Sergey Romanov, the village of Mokhovaya, Perm region. Author’s photo

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