Strawberry Planting Tips

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                                 TIPS FOR GROWING STRAWBERRIES

  Strawberry Plants
  • In ground  gardens, raised beds, and containers are all excellent growing areas.
  • Give strawberries room for runners by planting them 18 inches apart.
  • Strawberries can be grown in a variety of ways, but make sure they get 8 or more hours of sun and are planted in slightly acidic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8.
  • Use straw mulch to suppress weeds and protect the fruit.
  • Zone 5 or colder: Cover in straw mulch for winter months.
  • Strawberries are self-pollinating with help from wind & insects.
  • Want your plants to last several years? Plant in-ground or in raised beds.
  • Growing for one season only? Plant in containers or hanging baskets.