How To Grow Strawberries In Your Backyard – The Simple Secrets To A Great Harvest!

The topic of this week's how-to garden article and podcast is cultivating your own strawberries in your backyard, whether you choose to plant in raised beds, conventional gardens.

The Ease of Growing Strawberries

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Strawberries are an everlasting harvest, which is one of the best things about producing them. Strawberries are a permanent crop that grow year after year.

June Bearing

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Strawberries yielding June get their name because, in most regions, they produce almost all of their harvest in June or shortly thereafter.

Everbearing Strawberries

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Everbearing strawberries, in contrast to June bearing varieties, grow fruit all summer long. For their first crop, everbearing will flower in late spring at the same time as June bearers. 

When To Plant

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In areas with cold winters, it is preferable to plant early in the spring.  If you reside somewhere with milder winters, plant in late fall for a first yield in early April.  

Preparing The Soil

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Rich, nutrient-rich soil that drains easily is ideal for strawberry growth. Since strawberries grow year-round, you must first adjust the soil before planting.

Using Landscape Fabric

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A weed barrier made of landscape cloth or black plastic can help keep competitive weeds out. Additionally, it will keep the berries from rotting when they come into contact with soil.

Potted Strawberry Plants

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Choose smaller Everbearing kinds for strawberries that are grown in pots or containers. Everbearing varieties will be simpler to maintain because they typically have smaller roots. 

Winter Care

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Move pots out of extremely cold weather and into an unheated garage, barn, or basement. Permit the plants to enter dormancy. 

Conclusion

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Before planting, select the strawberry variety that best suits your demands in terms of growth. Although June bearing can produce a large harvest all at once

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