Common Name Strawberry, garden strawberry
Height Up to 12 inches
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Late summer and early fall
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting And Care

  • Clear away dead foliage as this can be susceptible to pests and diseases over winter
  • Strawberry plants need to be left outside for the autumn and winter as they require a chill period to initiate flowering
  • Feed your plants with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks until flowering begins, at which point you should switch to a high-potash liquid fertilizer for the best fruiting
  • Nitrogen fertilizer is needed at the beginning of every planting year

Strawberry Care

  • Strawberries are best planted in the spring or autumn
  • Sow seeds thinly in March or April in a fine soil-less mix
  • Simply press the seeds into a moist medium in the starter trays
  • Keep moist until plants emerge in 2-3 weeks
Sunlight Full sun. It can tolerate partial sun for some time.
Watering Moderate
Soil Fertile, free-draining soil
Temperature 14 to 26 degrees C
Fertilizer Organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure
Harvest Season October to November and April to May

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