There’s nothing better than having fresh and healthy strawberries to eat every year. Growing organic strawberries can be right in your own backyard. Here are some tips for growing organic strawberries.
Strawberries need at least six hours of sun light each day to flower and produce fruits. For this reason, choosing an area in your backyard is really important. Stay away from places such as under big trees, large bushes and shrubs, and fences. Depending on which direction your house is facing toward the sun. If it’s getting plenty of sun light on one side of the house, you could plant the strawberries along side the house.
Once you have found a suitable place for growing the strawberries, you will need to prepare the soil. Since you will be growing strawberries organically, you’ll need to make sure the soil is free of any pesticides or fertilizer that contains chemicals.
If there are no chemicals in the soil, you can start preparing the soil. Start by digging at least 6 inches into the ground and turning the soil over. While you’re doing this it’s a good idea to mix compost or well rotted manure with it too. This provide the proper nutrients that the strawberry plants needs to grow.
Next, plant the strawberry plants about 12 inches apart from each other. Strawberries grow very quickly and can grow about a foot around.
The strawberry plants will need watering daily. Once in the morning and once in the evening is sufficient. In a few month, you should start to see the fruits appearing. When they start to fruit, birds will want to feast on them. To prevent this from happening, throw a large net over the crop.
To prevent pests from getting to your strawberries, spray the plants with organic pesticides. This is usually found at any garden center and nursery.
It will contain organic solution that are safe to use on the strawberries while safe for the environment and healthy for you to eat.
Strawberries are one of fruits that you should consider growing this season. In the summer, you’ll have fresh, delicious, and healthy strawberries to eat.