Irga in the garden: tips for planting and care
Irga: description of the variety
Irga - a shrub, which belongs to the rose family of the apple family, sheds foliage for the winter. It appeared in gardens and vegetable gardens relatively recently, but is rapidly gaining popularity, North America is its homeland.
For planting Irgi, you do not need special soil, it takes root well on almost any soil, preferences are sandy loam soil, it is a light-loving plant, the shadow negatively affects growth and fertility.
The most popular variety Irga-kolosisitaya is incredibly frost-tolerant, it has the ability to withstand temperatures up to -45 degrees, and when blooming, irga calmly tolerates frosts down to -7.
How to plant irgu
It is better to plant a three-year-old seedling so that the root system of Irgi is well developed, prepare about 3 squares for the plant, place several bushes at a distance of 1.5-2.5 m from each other, the planting hole is about half a meter deep.
Of the top dressing Irgoy loves saltpeter, as well as organic fertilizers in the form of bird droppings, necessarily diluted with water. Fertilize the bush after abundant watering or good rain, the best time is evening.
How and when to cut irga?
The Irga plant requires pruning, but only from the age of three; be sure to cut the shoots at the roots (leave a few shoots at the base of the roots), to rejuvenate the bush, pruning is necessary after 9-10 years - remove weak shoots, shorten the remaining ones to 2 m, seal the cuts with garden pitch.
Reproduction of irgi
Irga reproduces well by seeds - for this it is necessary to select the largest and ripe ones, then separate from the pulp and rinse several times to separate high-quality seeds. It is worth sowing irgi seeds in September - October, you do not need to soak, sow immediately after washing.
Planting depth - 1.5 - 2 cm, irga can ascend in spring, but more often germinates after a year. It is worth planting after it gets stronger and a few good leaves appear.
Vegetatively, the irgi bush is propagated by digging out rhizomes, they are divided and selected the strongest, the length of the shoots is about 15 cm, planting vertically, abundant watering is necessary. Transplant only irgi bushes no more than 6 years old, older bushes are not suitable for vegetation.
Irga: protection against birds and pests
Pests of the disease are almost not afraid of irgi shrubs. It is mainly affected by leaf-eating pests - leaf roll, moth, moth (it is necessary to spray the plant before flowering and after harvesting). But the birds love to feast on the fruits of the irgi. For protection from birds, it can be covered with a net.
Fungal diseases can also affect shrubs, of which monilinosis, nectaric necrosis of the bark, cytosporosis, phyllostictosis are more common. For any damage, surgical treatment is necessary, be sure to treat Irga and watch the nearby trees.