Strawberries are one of the funnest and easiest fruits you can grow, and in this guide we'll show you how to grow a lot of strawberries in a small planting area! You really can never have too many strawberries, especially since they preserve so well by way of canning, jamming, drying, etc.
Before we jump into planting, it's important to know the difference between the 3 main strawberry varieties.
- Choose a sunny area in your garden. Strawberries need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Till the soil and add a little bit of mulch. If your soil contains a lot of clay, consider growing strawberries in pot.
- If you decide to grow strawberries from seeds, please keep in mind you won't have strawberries until next season.
- We recommend growing strawberries from seedlings. These can be found at your local nursery.
- As soon as the ground can be worked, plant your strawberries 12-18 inches apart.
- Water your plants regularly but do no let them sit in soggy soil.
- During the first year, you'll notice a lot of “runners”, which are stems that grow out to the sides. These runners will need to be pinched off during the first year.
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