Strawberry cultivation

If we have a corner in our garden or orchard, we can take advantage of it to grow strawberries , since this is a very simple and grateful occupation. As a general rule, at the beginning of summer we will already have strawberries, unless we have chosen a climbing variety, in which case they ripen even in autumn. The fruits are plucked with the tail , because if it comes off they will lose vitamins. Only the tail is removed at the time of eating.

Previous considerations for growing strawberries

Strawberries are forest plants, which must be taken into account when choosing a place for them. They prefer soils with a lot of humus , although they can also grow perfectly in quite acidic soils.

As for their location in relation to light, the ideal is to have them in places where they receive sunlight, but also have a slight shadow; as if they live in a clear forest, which is their habitat. However, they also tolerate shade and sun; in full sun they will bear more fruit than in a shady place.

The best time to plant strawberries is in spring , since in this way hopefully we can bear fruit in summer, but they can be planted at any time, except during the frost season. They are placed leaving a distance of two spans between each plant and 75 centimeters between rows. They need a soil rich in compost or compost.

Grow strawberries

When the fruit is already growing, it is advisable to make a straw mulch , to avoid weeds and keep the strawberries healthy. Keep in mind that the fruits will powerfully call the birds; If we see that they are being eaten, we will protect the strawberries with mesh.

A simple way is to place four poles in the shape of a pole , two in front and two behind (perhaps some other in between) of the strawberry plantation, and put the mesh on top; that is, as if we were setting up a Canadian store.

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