by aditya abhishek
Strawberries are famous for their characteristic fragrance with sweetness blended with a bit of sour flavour. To enjoy the taste home grown strawberries you should follow these important points
Strawberry is a cool season plant. You can grow them from April to October in temperate climate & from October to April in hot tropical climate.
Well drained, sandy loam soil is good for growing strawberries. Prepare potting mix with 40 % garden soil + 40% organic compost, and 20% cocopeat.
The best way to propagate strawberry is through runner. Once blooming and fruiting stops, then you can an propagate them through runners to prepare strawberry seedlings.
To get good plant size and fruiting, you need to grow strawberry at a place where it can receive direct sunlight for 8 to 12 hours daily.
Keep the soil evenly moist but do not overwater, avoid waterlogging condition in the pot. Only apply water whenever top layer of soil becomes dry.
You can spray 1 teaspoon NPK 10:20:20 dissolved in 1 litre of water or use two handful of leaf compost or dung manure with onion peel fertilizer every month.
You can grow herbs such as coriander, sage, thyme, caraway, catnip along with your strawberry plants as its companion plants.
4 to 6 weeks after flowering, you can start harvesting. Do not harvest green berries, only harvest red and ripe berries as they do not ripe after harvesting.
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