Scrumptious strawberries are relatively easy to grow
Ever Everybody loves stra strawberries. These scr scrumptious and fre fresh fruits are re relatively easy to g grow and are a g great summer treat.
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It’s better to purchase young plants now from the garden centre so that they have time to mature resulting in a more plentiful supply of fruits in the summer.
The biggest problem some people have when growing strawberries is planting them correctly.
Strawberries are one of the few plants that need to be planted with their crowns visible (the part where the leaves emerge from the base of the plant) so that they do not rot and die.
If you’re planning on growing your strawberries in a container or hanging basket just fill it with a general multi-purpose compost and water the plants in well.
For a bumper crop of juicy strawberries, feed and water your plants regularly throughout the spring and summer and make sure your plants receive lots of sunshine.
During the growing season strawberries produce long stringy off-shoots called runners which are miniature clones of the main plant.
This process is to increase the quantity of strawberries plants produce as the plants only produce fruit for about three to four years. Therefore to increase crop yield snip these off to ensure the plant puts all its energy into producing fruits, although you can let one or two grow on so that you can have more plants for the following year.
Pick strawberries when they are bright red in colour all over as this is when they are tastiest and eat them fairly quickly as they do not keep for too long.
If you’re in the garden centre in the next few weeks try looking for varieties such as ‘Cambridge
rTh Favorite’, ‘Honeoye’ and ‘Elsanta’ as they have worked best for me.
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