This set of strawberry plants comes with 4 plants total. These Organically grown, June bearing strawberry plants, are dark glossy red in color and medium in size. They are an early season bearer great in zones 3-8. Excellent for fresh eating, preserves, or freezing.
Strawberry plants can be planted outdoors in early Spring. If
strawberries are planted later than June, remove the flowers in the
first year to ensure their energy is used to develop a healthy plant in
its second year. Strawberry plants can keep producing fruits for five or
Strawberries can be grown on a wide range of soils, from light sand
to heavy clay. However, water logging will cause the fruits to become
diseased and the plant to rot. They like well-drained soil that is rich
in humus, so dig in lots of compost or manure. They prefer to be planted
in full sun, and sheltered from the wind. Prepare the soil before
planting strawberries. Dig the soil, remove weeds by hand and add manure
working it in about 12" deep. Plant strawberries 1 foot apart within
the row, with rows being 2 feet apart. The crown needs to be at soil
level and covering the crown or growing point will kill the plant. Water
in well after planting. You can use Sluggo or put down crushed eggshells or diatomaceous earth to prevent slugs.
Regularly hoe between rows and individual plants. Place a net over
the strawberries to prevent birds and squirrels from eating the fruits.
From late May, place straw in the rows and under the fruit trusses to
stop the fruit touching the ground and to suppress weeds. Hay straw is
the best type to use because it is does not have weed seeds. If you
can't get hold of any straw, use black plastic sheeting.
After harvesting, remove old leaves with hand shears. Leave the crown
and new leaves untouched to allow sunlight into the center of the
plant, ensuring a better crop next year. Also remove the straw after
Planting in a Hanging Basket or Container
Growing strawberries in a hanging basket or container keeps them out
of the way from slugs. Hang the basket near the kitchen window to ensure
a plentiful supply of delicious, fresh fruit. Plant five to six plants
in a hanging basket in spring.
Water Each Day During The Growing Season
From flowering until harvest, feed every ten days with a good organic fertilizer when you plant, to feed for about 6 weeks.
The same strawberry plants in the hanging basket will produce fruit
the following year. However, crops will be better if the plants are
renewed each year.
Harvesting and Storing
Check plants every other day during the ripening period. Pick ripe fruit to ensure it does not rot on the plant.
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