How to grow a birch
Birch - unpretentious, heat- and cold-resistant plants with openwork foliage and light crust. There are tall and low-growing species. Planting of birch in the country, remember to fit any tree, even a seemingly quite poor and infertile soil (important - that there were no residues even rhizomes of weeds), but it would require a very large volume of water. Birch can be grown from seedlings and seed.
You will need:
seeds, seedlings, fertilizers, top dressing, a layer of straw or branches, shading devices, fungicides and insecticides against fungus and pests
Instruction how to grow birch
Better to buy plants with earth clods (in this case it is possible, even with winter planting promorozhennaya lumpy) or in containers. In the planting hole pre-laid mixture of garden earth, humus, peat and sand (proportion - 2: 1: 1: 1). You can add 150 - 200 grams of complex fertilizers at spring planting, or the same amount of phosphorus-potassium fertilization during the autumn planting.
Birch seeds ripen in late summer - early autumn. Before planting, they need a cold treatment. You can stand a little wet birch seeds in the refrigerator or in the winter on the street for three to four weeks, and then dry them at room temperature. Seeds sow or recommended at the beginning of winter in the already frozen soil, or early spring, as soon as the snow melts. It should be placed directly on the surface of the seeds moist ground without digging, and then gently push the plaque. From above they can be covered with small twigs or straw and watered within this layer. As soon as the shoots, the coating of twigs or straw should be removed and young trees pritenit (eg, wooden shields).
When growing birches, special attention should be paid to weed control that can severely hamper the development of young plants (with weeding trees are easily damaged). For the prevention of pests and birch fungus is necessary to handle the fungicides and insecticides annually. In early spring, before the allocation of birch sap, we recommend trimming birch twigs.