Top 10 Tips for Growing Strawberries
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Avoid watering after flowering if possible, since damp conditions will encourage grey mould and rotten fruit. If a dry spell makes watering essential, do it first thing in the morning so that foliage and developing fruit dry off quickly.
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You can pick every day or two. Alternatively, you can make jam or smoothies with these.
Use shears or large scissors to cut all the fruited plants down to about three inches above the ground, cutting off all the old leaves and runners. This sounds extreme, but it improves the health of the bed by removing potential sources of disease, and also exposes pests for birds to deal with.
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Sprinkle a handful of general fertiliser and one ounce of sulphate of potash to each yard of row, applying it carefully between the plants and washing it in afterwards. If you need spare plants to replace old ones or to extend your strawberry bed, propagate your own. From a distance, the most noticeable feature of this neat, dome-shaped evergreen is its bold clusters of bright-red young leaves, but a closer look reveals short sprays of white urn-shaped flowers splaying out over deep green foliage. This page has been archived and is no longer updated.
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Grow your own strawberries. About strawberries Strawberries can be grown in a wide range of soils, from light sand to heavy clay. Settings Sign out.