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
- You can buy plants mail order or from a garden centre. Buy about 6: any less will leave you unsatisfied.
- Plant 3 plants equally spaced in a growbag or individual plants in 12 inch pots. Water and wait!
- 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).
- The easiest way to tell if something needs watering is with your finger: poke it into the soil to test.
- 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.
- Seeds and seedlings need care when watering – use a fine-head watering can so you don't over-water them.
- It is better to water well infrequently than to sprinkle a little every day.
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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