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Cuttings of honeysuckle seedlings

Photo of cuttings of honeysuckle seedlings

Cutting honeysuckle seedlings is an effective way to propagate shrubs. If necessary, several hundred cuttings can be obtained from one plant. For propagation, green and lignified cuttings are used.

For propagation by lignified cuttings, material is taken in early spring before the buds begin to bloom. To do this, you need to take annual honeysuckle shoots about 1 cm thick and divide them into several parts. The length of the cuttings should be about 1-15 cm.

To store cuttings, sawdust is used, into which the plants must be deepened and placed in a cool place.

After 3 weeks, small roots will appear on the cuttings, and the soil will warm up to the desired temperature. The cuttings are planted in greenhouses, leaving no more than two buds above the soil surface. Young cuttings are covered with film to maintain the required temperature and watered regularly. The bottom of the beds is covered with manure, and a mixture of soil and peat is placed on top. By the end of spring, the cuttings are actively growing and in the fall they already have several growths. At this time, they can be transplanted to a permanent place. Such cuttings take root quite well.

For propagation by green cuttings, young shoots are used. Usually the time for this is chosen in late spring, when the fruits begin to form. It is important not to miss the moment of cuttings - the quality of future seedlings depends on it. If the cuttings break when bent, it means they are ready for cuttings. If you miss the right moment and cut the cuttings later than required, their survival rate will be low.

The cuttings are cut in the morning from the central part of the shoots. One cutting should not exceed 12 cm in length and have 2 buds. The top cut should be horizontal and the bottom at an angle. The leaves from the bottom of the cutting are removed, and the leaves from the top are shortened by half. This will allow the plant to better control the processes of moisture evaporation.

Next, the cuttings are placed in a nutrient mixture for no more than a day, and then planted in soil made of sand and peat.

Tip: In order for the cuttings to take root better, you need to monitor the air temperature. It should be within 20-25°. It is also very important to maintain high humidity.

Young cuttings grow best in a greenhouse, planted in a container up to 50 cm deep. Plants must be covered with film and watered regularly. In order for the cuttings to have enough oxygen, they need to be periodically released from the shelter and ventilated. By the end of summer they will take root well, and in the spring they can be transplanted to a permanent place.

Honeysuckle essential oil

Honeysuckle essential oil is widely used in cosmetology due to its medicinal properties. Essential oil contains all the beneficial properties of the plant obtained through distillation. Thanks to its structure, the oil is easily absorbed, penetrating into the deep layers of the skin, nourishing it from the inside.

Honeysuckle essential oil has a sweetish, honey aroma with light woody notes. Can be used as aromatherapy as it creates a feeling of calm and tranquility. The smell of oil eliminates apathy and a feeling of fatigue, clears the mind and gives peace of mind. It is a powerful aphrodisiac.

Honeysuckle oil is used both in pure form and as part of other components.

Important: Undiluted essential oil should not be applied to sensitive skin to avoid burns.

The product is used to create perfumes, cosmetics, and also for special procedures. Honeysuckle essential oil is used for compresses, inhalations, massages and therapeutic masks.

The product has an antibacterial effect, anti-inflammatory, regenerating, antioxidant, antispasmodic, etc. It is used for various skin ailments, infectious diseases, migraines, fever, respiratory diseases, to improve metabolism and as an expectorant. The oil improves the effect of creams, shampoos, masks, lotions and bath salts. Stimulates cell function, providing a rejuvenating and restorative effect.

How to fertilize honeysuckle when planting

When growing honeysuckle, the question often arises: how to fertilize honeysuckle when planting. Applying the right fertilizer in the right amount is a guarantee of a healthy, well-growing plant. To do this, the planting hole is filled with a fertile mixture consisting of 2 buckets of compost, 50 grams of superphosphate and 200 grams of wood ash.

A seedling is placed in the center of the mixture and the roots are carefully straightened. If there are damaged areas of the plant - roots or branches - they must be removed before planting. In this case, the root collar should go 5 cm deep into the soil. Phosphorus fertilizers are applied for good development of the plant’s root system. After planting, the plant is watered and the soil is mulched with peat or sawdust in a 5 cm layer.
For good growth of honeysuckle, the following elements are needed: zinc, manganese, molybdenum, copper, boron, chlorine. It is most convenient to apply them during foliar feeding, following the instructions. The concentration of these substances should be small, but ignoring such fertilizing is fraught with bush diseases and a decrease in yield.

After planting, honeysuckle is not fed for the first two years. Therefore, it is important that the plant initially receives a sufficient amount of fertilizer.

When planting, use only high-quality planting material. It is best to purchase honeysuckle seedlings from a nursery. Such plants will take root well in a new place and will delight you with high productivity. Healthy seedlings are more resistant to many diseases.

Care for Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

Care for honeysuckle Honeysuckle is not much different from edible varieties. The Honeysuckle variety is a decorative vine reaching up to 5 meters in height. Here lies the main difference in caring for honeysuckle - the presence of support. To do this, you can install the support yourself or give preference to planting along a fence or wall so that the honeysuckle can freely rise up. The height of the plant depends on the height of the support.

Caprifol blooms with pink or crimson flowers up to 5 cm in length, which have a very pleasant delicate aroma. Flowering lasts for a month, but the flowers themselves live no more than three days. The berries are bright red in color and are not suitable for consumption.

In addition to the presence of support, caring for honeysuckle consists of watering and fertilizing. Watering should be regular, but do not allow the soil to become waterlogged. Honeysuckle equally does not like excess water and drought. During dry periods, it is recommended to increase the frequency of watering.

During planting, nitrogen fertilizers are applied, and then the honeysuckle is fed with mineral fertilizers. In summer, if necessary, you can feed the plant with complex fertilizers.

Pruning is carried out in spring - damaged and weak branches are removed. If it is necessary to increase the number of side shoots, then the top of the main trunk is slightly shortened.
Honeysuckle Honeysuckle has good frost resistance and grows well in central Russia, the Urals and Siberia.

Varieties of frost-resistant edible honeysuckle

Frost-resistant varieties of edible honeysuckle can successfully withstand cold temperatures down to -50°C. This is suitable for growing crops in cold climates.

Frost-resistant varieties of honeysuckle:

  • Viola. The variety is early ripening with good frost resistance. The fruits are large and blue. The taste is sweet and sour with a slight bitterness.
  • Blue bird. High-yielding variety of early ripeness. The fruits are blue with a slight waxy coating. The taste of the berries is sweet.
  • Amphora. Large-fruited variety of medium ripening period. The berries are jug-shaped, sweet and sour taste with a slight bitterness.
  • Cinderella. Early-growing variety with bluish-blue berries. The fruits have a sweet and sour taste with a slight strawberry aroma.
  • Viliga. Medium-sized shrub, unpretentious in care. The variety has good frost resistance and is not susceptible to disease. The fruits are elongated, sweet and sour, ripen early.