Grow: Spring Strawberries
There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than sinking your teeth into a mouthwatering strawberry. Strawberry plants take minimal effort to grow, and make for a delicious, healthy snack. Typically grown in the winter season, strawberries can also be planted in early spring. Growing your own strawberries is a gauarteed way to avoid the chemicals often found in pesticides. Follow these tips to grow juicy, ripe strawberries.
- Plant in soil with a pH around 6.0 to 6.2
- For watering provide 1 inch per week at the root zone.
- Ripe berries appear around 30 days after bloom
- Strawberries need 8 to 10 hours of strong sunlight a day
- Pick every two to three days
- Always refrigerate immediately after picking
- Never plant berries in the same spot year after year
- Never plant strawberries where solaneaceous have grown before (tomatoes, peppers, egg plant)
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