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How to Grow Strawberry Plants at Home

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Strawberry plants don't like to be under- or over-watered, so the key to a healthy crop is to monitor the soil and water your plant accordingly. Your strawberries should be watered when the soil is no more than an inch below the soil surface. While you won't drown your strawberries by doing this regularly, it will ensure that they don't become dry. If you are unsure of how much water your strawberry plants need, you can use a moisture meter inserted into the soil.

Strawberries are a perennial so they will need to be fertilized frequently. Fertilize once every two to three weeks or when your plants start to show signs of life. Be sure to use organic fertilizer that is safe and suitable for strawberries. You will need to pick the strawberries quickly once they are ripe. You risk developing mold and other diseases if you leave your strawberries on the plants for too long. You will also need lots of space. One plant should produce a full quarter of a quart.

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Once you have prepared the soil, you can plant your strawberry seedslings. After soaking the seed in water, place it on top of the soil. You can then let the plant sprout in the sun. Then, you can transplant the seedlings into individual pots. Once they are established, you can transplant them to the outside. You can also make strawberry jam with your homegrown strawberries in summer.

Strawberry plants can be planted any time due the range of temperatures in the area. The best timing can improve your harvest chances. It is also important that you choose a spot where there will be maximum sun. In addition to the proper amount of light, strawberries need some shade. Pick a place that provides strawberries with plenty of sunlight in the morning, and shade in the afternoon. The best spot to grow strawberries is one that gets the sun at an angle.

You don't need expensive containers or earthen pots to grow strawberries at home. Even a 2-litre plastic bucket or bottle can be used. The best spot to plant your plants is one that receives morning sun and afternoon shading. If the climate is extremely cold, you might want to relocate your plants. Winter conditions require that the ground be firm. If you have a sunny area, it's best to remove weeds from around the strawberries.

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You can prune your plants regularly once you have grown them. This will keep them from becoming too big. Between strawberry plants, you should allow six to eight inches. This will ensure that you get a healthy crop each day. Strawberries can be eaten as soon as they are fully ripe. They should be picked when they are red and ripe. You should wait until they're fully ripe before eating them.

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How to Grow Strawberry Plants at Home