Strawberries are one of the most underrated "superfoods". They have many health benefits and we talked about some of the most common ones here. Strawberries are very tasty especially right after you pick them since the natural sugar in them hasn't converted to starch just yet. On the other hand, strawberries are relatively easy to grow and they don't need that much taking care of and below are 11 simple steps to grow your own strawberries:
- Buy organic and non-GMO seeds/plants from your local nursery or online.
- The best time to plant strawberry seed/plant is as soon as the ground can worked in the spring.
- Strawberries are sprawling plants. Seedings will send out runners, or "daughter" plants, which in turn will send out their own runners.
- Plant the seed/plant in deep and far apart (leave enough room between each seed/plant for the entire roots system. At least 20 inches aport and 40 inches between rows). Note: If you are planting strawberry plants make sure the roots are covered but the crown is at the soil top.
- Desirable pH level for strawberries is between 5.5 and 7. Note: You could adjust your soil pH using Greenway Biotech, Inc. Sulfur Powder to lower the pH level or Greenway Biotech, Inc. Dolomite Lime to raise the pH level.
- For the best results make sure to use our specially formulated Greenway Biotech, Inc. strawberry fertilizer.
A few tips to have the perfect strawberries:
- If you are planting strawberry plants make sure the roots are not longer than 8 inches
- Make sure to plant your seed/plant where it gets between 6-10 hours of sunlight a day
- Loamy soil is the most suitable for strawberries
- Planting site must be well-drained. Raised beds are a particularly good option for strawberries.