Thursday, May 24, 2012

Strawberry Growing Tips

Purchase vigorous starts

Choose early and late bearers to extend the season

Strawberries are perennials for the home gardener, but are treated like annuals in the industry

4 ways to plant: rows, curves, hills or matted bed system

Strawberries thrive in rich soil 

  • plenty of organic material
  • without anthracnose 
  • has not been growing tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants or peppers

Full sun

Mulch- photo is showing plastic and straw mulch on hills at Gwinnett Tech

Water-in and keep moist, since strawberries are shallow-rooted plants 

Topdress with nitrogen

Enjoy the fruit!

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