I posted some videos recently about wild 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)
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.
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