Planting strawberries

Planting strawberries

Typically, strawberries are grown in one place for three years. This is also possible with biodynamic farming methods, although older plants have smaller fruits, which makes their collection difficult. A two-year production cycle prevails in commodity production, and under very favorable habitat conditions, strawberries are grown for only one year. In the cultivation of two- and for three years the distance of the rows is 60 cm. Such a distance makes it possible to grow herbs, onions and dwarf beans in the inter-rows. Inter-row cultivation, especially the onions, improves the health of strawberries and reduces the occurrence of fungal diseases. In the garden, strawberries can be planted in double rows; the distance of the plants in a row is 20 cm, what gives 10 plant on 1 m. With this method of planting, a large amount of good fruit can be harvested in the first year. In annual cultivation, depending on the strength of growth of the variety, strawberries are planted more densely, at a distance of 60-70 x 15-25 cm.

Strawberries should be planted as early as possible, better in July than in August. Seedlings can be produced on their own, but only from annual mother plants. The oldest and strongest seedlings are selected for the establishment of a new plantation. In large-scale production, the leaves are cut after harvesting the fruit or burned with propane gas, which facilitates the cultivation of soil with hand tools, and even tractors. If the soil is heavy, you can make a groove on both sides of the row and put compost into it. This favors the formation of new roots, and then the leaves. Strawberry can also be grown in a greenhouse, inspection or foil tunnel. The choice of the method of cultivation is determined by the possibilities and individual conditions in each garden.