Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's time to think about your Garden...

Strawberries can be grown in 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. The ideal soil is well-drained and rich. They prefer to be planted in full sun, out of the wind.
Plants can be planted outdoors from late June until September. If planted later, the flowers should be removed in the first year so the energy is used to develop a healthy plant in year two.
Strawberry plants can produce fruit for five or six years. However, after the first two years the yields will be reduced dramatically and a build-up of pests and diseases can occur. Strawberry beds are usually kept for two or three years before they're cleared and planted on new ground.
See guide for planting dates and grow some damn strawberries this year!!!