The sweet­est straw­ber­ries

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1

Pre­pare your soil. Choose a spot where your straw­berry plants will get all day sun. Mix plenty of com­post or some Yates Dy­namic Lifter PLUS Fruit Food into the soil. Or if you are plant­ing in a con­tainer, fill it with top qual­ity plant­ing mix that has slow re­lease fer­tiliser mixed in.

2

Plant your straw­berry plants. Take care to plant cor­rectly: the place where the stems join the roots is called the ‘crown’ and it should sit at the soil sur­face so that just the roots are buried.

3

Wa­ter thor­oughly.

4

Feed with a liq­uid fer­tiliser such as Thrive Straw­berry Food. For best re­sults in con­tain­ers, feed ev­ery week af­ter plants start flow­er­ing.

5

Cover with net­ting to stop thiev­ing birds and don’t be tempted to pick your straw­ber­ries un­til they are prop­erly ripe and su­per sweet!

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