by aditya abhishek
Strawberry is a cool season fruit plant that is grown widely for getting bright red, nutritious and juicy fruits. Planting strawberries depends on the climate.
In temperate or hilly regions the best planting time is from March to April. But in hot tropical climates you should plant them from October to November.
Farmers can plant strawberries in sandy loam soils rich in organic matter with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Plant at 45 centimeters distance from each other.
For growing strawberries in pots, use a potting mix prepared by mixing 40% soil + 40% cow dung manure + 10% cocopeat + 10% perlite and a tablespoon of bonemeal.
Apply water immediately after planting strawberries. Avoid wetting the leaves of the plant while watering. Make sure to avoid waterlogging in the pot or field.
Strawberry plants require at least 8 to 12 hours of sunlight daily for proper growth. Avoid keeping them under low light conditions.
Three to four months after plantation you can start harvesting berries of the plant. Do not harvest before ripening as strawberries do not ripen after harvest.
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