At this time, experienced summer residents pour hot water over the raspberries so that the berries do not turn out to be wormy.
Raspberries, considered one of the most useful berries, are becoming the object of attention of gardeners seeking to obtain a bountiful harvest. It not only serves as a tasty delicacy when eaten fresh, but also becomes an excellent raw material for jam and preserves, and its frozen fruits provide access to vitamins during the winter. However, on the way to the harvest you may encounter a raspberry beetle, which can make the berries unfit for consumption.
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Effective methods of protection against the raspberry beetle:
1. Mustard: Mustard, widely used by experienced gardeners to control pests, also has an effective effect on the raspberry beetle. To prepare the solution, you need to dissolve 20 grams of mustard powder in ten liters of water and leave for 8-12 hours. The resulting product should be sprayed on raspberry bushes.
2. Potato peeling: A little-known fact – potato peelings make an excellent food for raspberries. This plant waste not only helps increase your harvest, but also serves as a natural pest repellent. To do this, just dig the peelings under the raspberry bushes.
3. Hot water: This method is used during cold weather when the temperature does not rise above zero. In early spring or late autumn, treating raspberries with hot water (warmed up to 70 degrees) is aimed at preventing pest activity, covering the soil, roots and stems of the plant.