Strawberry Planting Guide: When to Plant Strawberry Plants. The following table lists the date ranges when you should plant strawberries according to USDA zones. The higher the number, the closer the zone is to the equator. Each zone has unique climactic properties, and following this strawberry planting schedule will help you maximize your ...
Harvesting Guide HARVESTING Strawberries are their sweetest when fully ripened on the plants. For most varieties this means leaving the berries on the plant for a day or two after they are fully colored. The only way to know for sure is a taste test. Strawberries bruise easily. Be gentle when pulling them from the plants.
Strawberries Strawberries can be an enjoyable berry to grow. Of course, anytime a juicy, sweet fruit grows close to the ground, one should take some extra precautions. Most all of the diseases associated with strawberry production can be controlled with cultural methods (no spraying). In my experience with strawberries, these are the key factors to […]
Strawberry planting is the key for a healthy upright plant, take special care that you plant it at the correct depth. Watering and Fertilizing. Water deeply and frequently without letting the soil dry out completely, avoid overwatering. When plants are establishing, forming flowers and fruits, water requirement should be increased.
In general, all strawberry plants will produce best when limited to a density of approximately five plants per square foot. Too many strawberry plants will have the same effect as weeds would: reduced yields of smaller strawberries. Of course, any and all weeds should be removed.
Garden strawberry plants prefer soil that's slightly acidic with a pH of 5.8 to 6.2. Plant the strawberries so that the roots are covered in soil but the crown is exposed to fresh air and light. If buried deep, the plant will rot.
Planting Strawberry Plants. Few things are as delicious as homegrown strawberries, and the success of your harvest begins right with the planting site and method. For maximum growth and yields later on, give your plants the best foundation possible. NOTE: This is part 4 in a series of 11 articles.
The plant will use the extra energy to grow stronger roots and will have a larger crop of strawberries the next year. Try nipping most of the flower buds next year and give the plants a break to grow stronger. Strawberry plants are sensitive to drought due to their shallow roots, and require about 1 inch of water per week.
A strawberry plant is a wonderful addition to any outdoor area. Whether you have a large backyard, a small patio garden or something in between, it can do wonders for your space. A group of strawberry plants creates a beautiful, edible ground cover that will protect other plants in excessively sunny areas.
Just about anyone who has bitten into a juicy, sweet strawberry has wondered how to grow a strawberry patch. The idea of having a steady supply of berries from a bed of strawberry plants is tempting and, fortunately, growing strawberries is easy and fun. All you need are some growing tips for ...