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What are the best conditions for growing strawberries?
Last Updated: 18th March, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, how do you grow good strawberries?
- Purchase certified virus-free stock. Healthy plants produce the tastiest fruit and strawberries are prone to developing some nasty viruses.
- Provide plenty of sunlight. Find a sunny location for your plants.
- Prepare a fertile and well-drained soil.
- Give them space.
- Water well but keep leaves dry.
- Mulch around each plant.
Also, what month is best to plant strawberries? Best Time to Plant Strawberries The ideal time to plant strawberries is after the threat of frost is past in early spring, usually March or April.
Additionally, where do strawberries grow best?
Strawberries generally prefer plenty of sunlight, but if you've got a shaded garden, try other varieties. Plant your strawberries during the spring or autumn. They favour a sunny and sheltered position in fertile, free-draining soil.
What temperatures can strawberries tolerate?
The ideal temperature for garden strawberries is between 60 degrees and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the plants can tolerate temperatures as low as 22 degrees Fahrenheit, as long as the plant is protected from frost. The plants will die at temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.