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Strawberries

Strawberries

Do we need to say how good these are?

  • Very verstaile, they can be grown in the garden, in a large pot or even in a hanging basket. Bite that fruit straight off the plant!
  • If bought as young plants in April or May, they’ll produce tasty fruit in weeks.
  • They also produce beautiful flowers.
  • Kids love them

Complete growing directions

  1. You can buy plants mail order or from a garden centre. Buy about 6: any less will leave you unsatisfied.
  2. Plant 3 plants equally spaced in a growbag or individual plants in 12 inch pots. Water and wait!
  3. Hint: birds like strawberries too—nets can keep them off.

Alternative method: you can buy specially designed strawberry pots or plant directly into the soil in your garden (15 inches apart).

Watering
  1. The easiest way to tell if something needs watering is with your finger: poke it into the soil to test.
  2. If the soil is damp just under the surface, don't water. If it is dry up to the first crease of your finger then you need to water.
  3. Seeds and seedlings need care when watering – use a fine-head watering can so you don't over-water them.
  4. It is better to water well infrequently than to sprinkle a little every day.
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Strawberries

All about Strawberries

  • Plant: April–June
  • Harvest: June–September
  • Container: Growbag
    (alternative container: pot; the ground; hanging basket)
  • Location: Outdoor space
    (alternative location: garden)
  • What to sow: Plant