Grow your own Strawberries!

I added fifteen new Strawberry plants today to my Strawberry patch.  I love Strawberries!  They are a superfood and they go great with chocolate -whats not to love!! 🙂

They are super easy to grow and who wouldn’t love walking outside and having a beautiful Strawberry ready to be picked, picking it, and eating it!  Plus chickens LOVE Strawberry tops or any fruit that is not up to your eating standards.

If you plant Strawberries in a flower bed, plan on them staying there for a long time and having them  spread.  They will return year after year and will send roots out to start new plants.  So make sure where you plant them is where you want them to stay.

If you don’t want to plant them in a flower bed or vegetable garden, consider planting them in a pot.  All you need is a good fertile well draining soil.  Your own compost will work, bagged compost or potting soil for a pot.

Plants come in pots already growing if you are in a hurry, or they come in bundles of bare rooted plants.  That is the road I took, because I already have plants.

There are several different types to choose from.  I choose June bearers, which means they have fruit in June, but usually it is May.

When you are ready to plant take the roots out of the bag and lay out near planting site.

Prepare your planting site.  Adding compost if needed.  Dig holes for your new plants.  Planting rows should be spaced 42-48 inches apart, with plants set at 15-24 inches apart within the row.  I use raised beds so I planted about 6″ apart.

Plant up to the top of the new growth called the crown.

Once you place plants in the hole you dug, gently push soil to cover roots, but do not cover crown.  You are finished.

Couldn’t be easier!

Now all you have to do is wait for your fresh fruit

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Categories: Gardening

Author:Amy Stafford

I am the author, photographer and creator behind the blog A Healthy Life For Me. I am a food and fitness nut who loves Crossfit, Chocolate and Organic Gardening.

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