- In order to grow strawberry’s they need 8 hours of full sun a day.
Acidic soil with PH between 5.5 & 6.8. (Clay Soil)
- Mix in 4inches or more of compost, Rake clay soil into raised mounts to further your drainage. If soil is sandy simply cultivated to remove weeds
- Mix in a inch layer of RICH compost or rotten manure.
- Space them 18 inches apart
Be sure to set the plants so their roots are well covered with soil but the central growing bud or crown is exposed to light & could rot. Water them well any type of mulch will keep the soil moist and plants clean.
Plants will start blooming in the early spring. Flowers must be visited by Bees because they can set fruit. Warm sunny weather berries ripen 30 days after blossoms are fertilized.
Here at phoenix we have strawberry’s growing in a small raised bed. 🙂 We all can’t wait to eat them.