How to grow strawberries
If your green thumb gets itchy when the frost leaves the ground, now?s the time to learn how to grow strawberries!
Your strawberry bed will do best if you begin giving it the care it needs in the fall.
Strawberries aren?t competitive and will lose if forced to compete for
water or nutrients. If you till a spot for strawberries in the fall, you?ll
eliminate a lot of flora that causes problems for them during the growing
season. Choose a spot away from large trees, which may send roots into your
strawberry bed. When making a strawberry bed in an established garden, be
sure to locate it away from any spot where you have grown peppers, tomatoes,
eggplant or potatoes. These plants can harbor verticillium wilt, which is
devastating to strawberries. In the spring, after the frost is out of
the ground and the soil has dried, till the soil again. Now you are readyThe
fall is also the right time to add rich organic matter, such as manure or
compost, to your soil. to ?set? your strawberry plants.
They generally need a minimum of six hours sunlight a day. The
strawberry plant that you ?set? into the ground is the mother plant. Choose
a cool and cloudy day for planting strawberries. Make a wide, shallow hole
for the mother plant that covers her roots, being sure to leave about half
of her crown (the short stem) exposed. Roots should point down and form a
small fan. Give the mother a good drink of water. The pattern you use for
planting strawberries will depend on your choice of cultivar.
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