Unavoidable strawberry in the garden

The strawberry plant is a plant whose fruit, the soft and fragrant flesh evoke’Summer, sun and freshness.

The planting,’maintenance,’watering or size, are widely involved in improving the strawberry harvest.

In short, that’you should know:

Name : Fragaria vesca
Family : Rosaceae
Type : Perennial fruit, orchard

: 15-40 m
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade
Ground : Pretty rich and well drained

: Deciduous
Harvest : May to October

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Planting’a strawberry:

Strawberry hangs from the end of’summer and to’autumn, c’Thus the guarantee’Strawberries have the following spring. September is often stated how being best month of planting.

You can even plant the strawberry Winter only if it does not freeze.

  • First remove all the weeds and make it light and rich ground with the’contribution of’an amendment or’fertilizer.
  • Space each plant at least 30 cm.
  • If you have multiple rows, space each row of about 40 cm
  • The collar should be at ground level

For planting spring,
Start by bringing the’fertilizer for strawberries in the month of’April order’ensure proper development of the plant.

Planting distance strawberries:

It takes a certain distance between each plant so that’they have room to grow but also avoid over-tightening which is a breeding ground for disease development.

  • The planting distance is to 4 to 6 feet per m2, either one foot every 20 to 30 cm

The best varieties of strawberries

  • "Belrubi" : Late harvest in June, productive, sensitive to’powdery mildew.
  • "Favette" : Harvested in May production in April in the south.
  • "Gariguette" : Harvested early June fertile recovery in fertile soil.
  • "Gorella" : Harvest end of June, to avoid hot climate and limestone.
  • "Mara des bois" : Late harvest from June to September, a true scent of strawberry.
  • "Ostara" : Harvested from June to October, tasty, fears drought.
  • "Rabunda" : From June to October harvest, productive, resistant to disease.
  • "Queen of the valleys" : Harvested from June to frost, while berries, no stolons (long trailing stems without leaves).

Maintenance, size strawberry:

It is important to remove stolons in as. Runners are long rods that come s’root and unnecessarily draw on the resources of your fruit.

Mulch foot strawberry to maintain adequate moisture throughout the’summer.

Treat in the spring against the aphids and against the‘powdery mildew.

  • You can choose an overall treatment against diseases of strawberry
  • Avoid’use of chemical products for n’Remember that strawberries are eaten
  • Every 4 years, reset the force on your strawberry by performing layering of strawberry

Watering Strawberries:

Strawberries are very water-intensive and should be watered regularly, especially in case of hot weather.

But beware, strawberries n’not like the’excess’c Water’Therefore should be watered regularly but in a limited way.

In summer prefer watering in the evening or early in the morning in order to’prevent the’water s’evaporates quickly in the sun.

Potted Strawberry:

Unavoidable strawberry in the gardenIf you have a terrace or balcony, it is quite possible to grow your fraisiers POt or even planter and so enjoy beautiful strawberries from spring to the end of the’summer.

You will prefer planting in the spring rather than’to’Autumn by buying plants already well trained that you install a good soil mixed with soil.

Hand watering, make sure that the soil is always moist but mostly never flooded. The cup from below should not be filled.

Pick your strawberries as your needs and as soon as’they become ripe. A still green strawberries can reach maturity in days.

Strawberry harvest:

There are 2 types of strawberry plants, the non strawberry up which n’provides that’one strawberry production cycle and whose harvest lasts 25 to 45 days.

The second type of strawberry called strawberry up, can it produce in the spring and up’the first autumn frosts.

  • Then pick them well ripe strawberries every 2 or 3 days as and when required and handling strawberry carefully so as not to damage the remaining fruit
  • We avoids picking the unripe strawberries to allow them time to ripen in the sun
  • Is preferred to’First picking Strawberries in the sun because it is they who are usually mature before others

Diseases of strawberry and parasites:

Strawberries are not very susceptible to diseases and / or insects and you will avoid nasty surprises by following these tips.

  • Choose plants for that which you have mastered the’origin
  • Make sure that strawberries are healthy and educated preferably in a good horticulturist
  • Do not overtighten the plants because it promotes’appearance of fungus
  • Once completed strawberry cultivation, wait at least 3 years before replanting a strawberry in one place.

At’fall, spray your plants Bordeaux mixture having cleansed your strawberry sucker and dry leaves.

But’a major pests for strawberry remains birds c’Therefore a net s’sometimes necessary to preserve the harvest.

Beware of little beasts!

- L’red spider : Common, especially hot and dry years.

Phytophthora (Underground mushroom) gives a bluish red color to the leaves, then they wither when it's hot. The plants are fragile and fruits s’impregnate d’a bad taste.

Botrytis (Gray mold) covers the leaves, the flowers and then the fruit,’a gray blanket. It is necessary in this case to destroy the fruit.

L’powdery mildew : Causes a whitish powder on and under the leaves, they are curved spoon-shaped and are reddish hues. The fruits are evil and s’atrophy.

The black spot disease : Expands on the already ripe fruit or ripening.

Different viruses : Transmitted by aphids and the proliferation of infected plants. The leaves are deformed and tense, get smudged, is marbled.

Chlorosis : Common in calcareous soils.

Winter protection strawberry:

It is well known that strawberries are the most resistant plants and heavy frosts can alter the culture of your strawberries.

  • Mulching is almost essential where t ° regularly descend below 0 °
  • The snow can be enough to keep out the cold but n’is not always present
  • Therefore possess’a good layer of dried leaves, straw, mulch flax or hemp, depending on what you have available
  • In spring, identify plants so as to leave them something to grow

Malignant Council on the strawberry:

Mulching is recommended not to strawberries rely on the earth and rot.

An alternative is to grow them in pots because the strawberries out of the pot they are never wet.

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