How to Grow Strawberries

 


Article by: Linda Jenkinson

In addition to the traditional strawberry patch, there are as many ways to grow , Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture strawberries as there are to eat them! Grow , Online Flower Shops strawberries in a bed, , Growing Asparagus hydroponically, as a ground cover, as an ornamental patio , Henry Doubleday Research Association plant, or in a hanging basket.

Strawberry Categories

An important part of knowing how to grow , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Increase Safety and Decrease Expense strawberries is understanding how different types of strawberries grow. , Ellepots/Paper Pots Strawberry cultivars are placed in one of three categories.

"¢ June bearing strawberries produce a large, voluptuous crop of berries in late spring. , Constructing a Garden Path Mother plants , Easy Care Of Phalaenopsis send out runners (daughters) that root , Winterizing Your Pond and develop into matted rows. The disadvantage to June bearing strawberries is 1) they only bear fruit , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis once a year and 2) the first year you need to pluck all blossoms from your plants , ing Tomatoes in Your Garden to let them become firmly established.

"¢ Ever bearing strawberries really aren't "ever" bearing, but do produce a harvest twice a year, once in spring , Multi Purpose Tree Sugar Palm and again in autumn. , The Basics of Plant Growth; Part 1 Hormones During the first year, pluck all blossoms from ever-bearing cultivars through the end of June. After that, they will blossom again and set fruit , Multi Purpose Tree Sugar Palm for a fall , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden harvest.

"¢ Day neutral strawberries frequently produce a crop of small, but very sweet berries throughout most of the growing season. , The Not So Common Day Lily After plucking off the first set of blossoms allow the fruit , Patio Design and Patio Furniture - The Use of Focal Points to set and you'll have strawberries throughout the summer! , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond

The Versatile Alpine Strawberry

The Alpine Strawberry is a cousin of the wild strawberry and is very much at home , Hillside Landscaping-Proper Watering lining a path , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond or walk way. In fact, the only strawberry that is regularly started from seed, , Time for a Flower Garden Tune-Up the Alpine strawberry is a day neutral cultivar that makes an excellent ground cover with headily fragrant blossoms and very tasty red or white , Fish Health in Hot Summer Heat strawberries. The Alpine Strawberry reseeds profusely from its own strawberry seeds , Lawn And Garden Detergent, or Garden Soap, or and bears fruit , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit throughout the growing season. , Worm Composting Bin

Buying Strawberries for Transplanting

The best time to purchase strawberry plants , Landscaping - Maintaining A Landscaped Garden is autumn. , Multi Purpose Tree Sugar Palm Find end of season , Worm Composting Bin plants at dirt-cheap prices or order new plants , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum for spring , Variety In Garden Plants - How To Choose The Best Plants For Your Garden delivery. In addition, your nursery may offer wholesale strawberry plants , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis packed in bundles containing as few as 25 plants. , Landscaping of Hindu Religious Places Nurseries have limited space and often take orders for wholesale plants , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond on a first-come, first-served basis. Frequently, their stock is depleted long before spring. , Outdoor Living Cleanses The Mind, Body, and Spirit

Most strawberry cultivars over-winter if kept cool in a root , Garden for Birds #3 cellar, unheated garage, , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction or basement. , Online Flower Shops For extra protection, cover roots , Garden for Birds #3 with sand, , Variety In Garden Plants - How To Choose The Best Plants For Your Garden wood , Online Flower Shops shavings or soil. , Worm Composting Bin Ordering or purchasing strawberry plants , The Not So Common Day Lily in the fall , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn ensures that you'll have them for spring , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn planting!

Thirty plants , Teak Garden Furniture: A Natural Extension of the Home provide enough strawberries for a family of four. Select your plants , Constructing a Garden Path carefully and purchase only virus-tested transplants.

Site Selection

Plant strawberries in the sunniest spot you can find. Although you can get a harvestable crop with as little as six hours of direct sunlight per day, the largest harvests and best quality berries come from those plants , Constructing a Garden Path that get the advantage of full sun. , Constructing a Garden Path

The shallow rooted strawberry plant , Tulip Bulbs - Fall is the Time to Prepare the Perfect Spring Flower Garden is poor competition for weeds, , Backyard Ponds shrubs, , Landscaping - Maintaining A Landscaped Garden trees, , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden or other plants. , Winterizing Your Pond Till a garden , Hillside Landscaping-Proper Watering bed in the fall , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden to eliminate a lot of the weeds , Tractors and Their History that cause problems during the growing season. , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis Choose a spot away from large trees, , Wooden Greenhouses which may send roots , Seeding a Lawn into your strawberry bed. , Lawn Mowers Guide - Cut a Fine Figure of Your Lawn Also, be sure to locate your strawberry bed , The Most Popular Flower Fragrances away from any spot where you have grown peppers, , Winterizing Your Pond tomatoes, , Unifying and Separating Landscaping Planting Beds eggplant or potatoes. These plants , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction can harbor verticillium wilt, which is devastating to strawberries.

Although strawberries won't thrive in saturated ground, they do need a moist environment. , Winterizing Your Pond Amend soil , Spring Wedding Flowers with a good supply of nutrient rich organic , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants matter to both improve aeration, drainage, and increase moisture-holding capacity. In the spring, , The Basics of Plant Growth; Part 1 Hormones as soon as the frost is out of the ground and the soil , The Most Popular Flower Fragrances is workable, till your bed , Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction again. Now you are ready to "set" your strawberry plants. , How to Spring Flower Bulbs The second and third part of this how to , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum on strawberries is available on our site.
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