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Which Strawberry Plants to Plant in Your Garden

March 30th, 2013

Strawberry plants are one of the most ideal fruit bearing plants to have located within one’s garden.  Not only do they require only a limited amount of care and space, but these plants will provide a significant amount of fruit each blossoming season.  Additionally, they provide a beautiful accent to any garden, with their vivid red fruits and their lush green vines and vegetation.  It is important to know, though, that there are differences in the different kinds of strawberries plants available for planting, as mentioned below.

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All Star Strawberry Plants appear to be one of the most well liked strawberry plants by customers throughout the nation.  Not only do these plants provide a large strawberry fruit, but they are extremely weather resistant, even in comparison to the general weather resistant strawberry plants.  While planting strawberries, it is also important to note the times in which the plants are expected to produce the largest amount of fruit.  With this plant, that would be in the month of June, while there can also be slight variations in the timing of arrival.

The Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plants are well liked by customers that are seeking a strawberry plant that produced a strawberry that is sweeter, in taste, than most others.  These strawberries are doted as tasting synonymous with a strawberry that has been sprinkled with sugar.  Additionally, The Sweet Charlie Strawberry Plant is among the many strawberry plants that are considered extremely disease resistant.

Finally, The Cardinal Strawberry Plants are considered to be a pleasant medium between the two aforementioned plants.  They are generally rather sweet in flavor, provide a dark colored berry that is pleasing to look at with a glossy skin, but they also beginning growing the most in the months synonymous with All Star Strawberry Plants.  This means that the berried generally begin to grow around mid-season, or in the calendar month of June.  It is possible that slight variation will occur within the growing date, but this is the general time that such behavior takes place.

Growing strawberry plants in one’s garden is not only an ideal plant to grow for the most professional of gardeners, but it is also an ideal plant to utilize when beginning to plant a garden for the first time.  Not only will you need limited area to do so, but these plants will grow in some of the most harsh of conditions, allowing you to learn their behaviors as they blossom.

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Berry Growing Tip

April 17th, 2011

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Plant now for next year’s berry crop. Predictions are that food prices will be increasing drastically over the next few years. It takes about 2 to 3 seasons for berry plants to begin production. Planting this spring insures berries will be on their way. When you grow your own, you know that they are safe and healthy.

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Planting Strawberry Plants

September 11th, 2010

Here are a few tips that will get your strawberry plants off to the best possible start.

Strawberry plants grow best in well drained soil that has been amended with organic matter. Strawberries should not be planted in or near soil where eggplants, peppers, potatoes, raspberries, or tomatoes have grown over the past 3 to 5 years because strawberries are susceptible to verticillium wilt. It is also advisable to move strawberry beds whenever verticillium wilt appears. Soils with high lime content may be unsuitable for this plant. Strawberries need to be protected from freezing during the winter months. In addition to mulching them, planting strawberry plants at the top of a gentle slope helps minimize winter kill and frost damage to blossoms.

Plant strawberry plants in rows or hills in areas that receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Plant the plants 15 to 18 inches apart in rows spaced about 2 feet apart. When planting bare root strawberries, be sure to trim the roots to six inches long. Dig holes deep enough to accommodate the roots. Inside the hole, mound enough dirt to be able to have the plant sit on the mound with the roots spread evenly around. The base of the crown should sit at the soil level. If the crown is set too high above the ground, the plant will dry out. Smooth and water to settle the soil. If the plants experience a drought immediately after planting, it may stunt the growth of the plants. Inspect after frost to see if any plants were lifted out of the soil. If they were, gently push them back into the soil and cover.

Once plants have begun to leaf out, fertilize can be applied. A balanced 10-10-10 blend can be added according to directions on the label. When the plant begins to form blooms until harvest is complete, is the time period that the plants will need the most water. One to two inches of supplemental watering a week may be necessary to keep the plants hydrated. Check the soil for dampness if in doubt.

Their first growing year in the ground, pinch off any blooms. This will force more growth into the plants size, creating larger plants with the potential for more blooms producing more fruit the next growing season.

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