9 tips you must know. Growing strawberries


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I posted some videos recently about wild strawberries that I plant to grow in container in my balcony garden, now I am going to write about growing strawberries. But before that I would like to write how good these fruits are.
Just a few people know that strawberry have a lot of medical properties. Strawberry leafs and roots may be used to treat diarrhoea. Some time ago tea from strawberry leafs was used as a treatment against dysentiry. Fruits with leafs may also be used to treat urinary tract disorders. These berries reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases as well.

Amazing, isn’t it? So that’s why it is a “must have” berry in your diet. We need to eat them as much as possible during the summer. Wild strawberries may also be freezed for winter time (berries will not loose their anti-cancer activity)

Growing strawberries

Strawberries may be easily started from seeds, or can be bought as transplants. On the market try to find healthy-looking plants with signs of new growth in leaves and flower buds.

Put their roots in the water for about an hour before planting.

Plant them at ground level.

Strawberries may be easily divided in early spring just as the new growth appears. You need to lift the plants and pull apart the crowns.

Strawberries have to be planted in the sunny location with 5-8 hours of sun every day. But if you live in hot areas, try to choose location that receives protection from the afternoon sun. Strawberry prefer a well-drained, moist, fertile, slightly acidic soil.

Water them daily.

Some useful advices

In order to eliminate weeds and keep moisture you may want to mulch plants with straw.

To feed plants, apply some compost around the plants at the beginning of the season before mulching.

To prevent plants from freezing during the winter you can cover them with straw or loose leafs.

Read also:
How to grow carrots

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7 Responses to “9 tips you must know. Growing strawberries”

  • Teri says:

    thanks this helped me with my science project

  • Anthony says:

    Teri, I am glad the article was helpful! Good luck in your studies!

  • Susan says:

    I bought some Ozark beauties last year and only had enough for 1 and a half row. So I dug up a bunch of my wild strawberries and finished out the second row with them. Man, they have trippled. I ended up giving some away and making myself 3 more rows.
    The reason I thought I would mix in the wild is that thinking being tended to they might increase in size of the berry. Wrong! They are so small I want to get rid of them now. But after seeing your post about the medicinal purposes, I am having second thoughts about that. I know the Indians lived here on my land in NW Arkansas as I was told there was a old Indian burial ground here too. I also have wild blackberries. I missed out on them the last few years but hope to get some picked this year. Would making jam or jelly out of the strawberries remove the cancer prevention agent? I know you said freezeing wouldn’t hurt them. I have chrones and I will eat all I can of the strawberries from now on. Thanks for the info………..Susan

  • admin says:

    Hi Susan! I am very glad that my article has helped you to take the right decision! Don’t get rid of the strawberries! I’ve planted about 20 rows of them last year.
    Unfortunately I don’t know if making jam or jelly out of the strawberries remove the cancer prevention agent, but I think it doesn’t.
    Take care and enjoy strawberries! :)

  • Jordan says:

    Thank you that is some very useful info oon planting the berries and I plan on trying the method starting tomorrow. You see I was checking my raspberries on my peaceful path through the woods and came across some wild straw berries growing in my spot for y grapes. I tried transferring the plants but they are dying in the strawberry pot my dad told me to put them in. By the way my raspberry production is over 8000 berries on average and I regret counting. Anyways your article seems to be very persuasive so I’m gonna try what you said especially because their tasty and my mom says she will make jelly out of some.

  • JOHANNES GERRITSEN says:

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXCELLENT ARTICLE I LIKE TO ADD : FOR BIGGER FRUITS CARRY OUT WATERING REGULAR -THE PLANTS FOLLOW ON SO THE BETTER! NO GARDEN? USE BUCKETS-POTS ANY CONTAINER YOU CAN GET HOLD OF. ALL IN ALL… LOTS OF FUN!

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