Strawberries are one of the most beloved plants that we could introduce to our gardens. They are often party-pleasers, plus they will make the garden smell amazing. So, here are some tips, and some general information about how to grow strawberries.
What Type of Strawberry?
This can be a difficult question to answer, but maybe learning about some of the different types will help.
June-Bearing Strawberries: The crops of this type makes their crops over the course of a few weeks, from the end of spring to the beginning of summer. These plants tend to produce fruit that is very good in quality and concentrated. Because of this, usually this variety of strawberries are used for preservation.
Day-Neutral Strawberries: These are also known as everbearing strawberries. They are kind of zone-particular, seeing that they need cooler temperatures at night, below sixty-five degrees, in order to produce an abundant and high quality fruit set. This variety tends to produce a heavy crop in the early summer, and then lighter ones in the end of summer and through into fall. If the plan is putting strawberries in containers, or in raised beds, then day-neutral strawberries are probably the right ones for that. They do well in this kind of environment because it usually means regular feeding and regular waterings.
Alpine Strawberries: This variety produces smaller strawberries, resembling the size of a dime. Depending on the variety of alpine, the berries themselves may end up being red, yellow, or white. These do well in raised beds or planters.
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