How to Grow Strawberries in 3 Easy Steps
Do you love strawberries?
Are you looking for cheap organic strawberries?
It’s the middle of the week and that means it’s time for our Beginner Gardening Challenge! Every Wednesday we seek out easy to grow plants, trees, fruits, anything that will grow and post them here on Rootwell Products Inc.’s blog. Even if you are new to gardening, it doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits.
This week’s Beginner Gardening Challenge is how to grow strawberries. We all see strawberries at the grocery store and cringe at the organic prices. You can have organic strawberries for less by growing your own.
Let’s get to it and discover how easy it is to grow strawberries in 3 easy steps.
- Location, Location, Location
Here is what Better Homes and Garden’s recommends about the location of where you chose to plant your strawberries,
Choose a sunny, well-drained site, and dig in compost and an all-purpose organic fertilizer. Plant June-bearers in early spring in rows 4 feet apart, setting the plants 2 feet apart. The mother plants make plantlets that will hop around on runners and root. These will fill the rows and create a mat — let them fill up a 2-foot-wide space, keeping room between the rows for access. For everbearing and day-neutral types, clip off those runners and only maintain the original plants.”
- Water, Water and Water Some More
Organic Gardening recommends 1 inch of water at the root zone. That can be really difficult to do. We recommend using a Rootstick. This way you will ensure that the root zone has an inch of water.
Wait until the strawberries have become red before harvesting. That should be about a month after planting. With hot weather like we are experiencing today, you’ll want to pick strawberries every day. In cooler weather, you can pick every 2-3 days and enjoy!
Are you taking this week’s Beginner Gardening Challenge?