"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste"
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Strawberries are one of the easiest home fruits to grow. Planting is done in April and the plants begin to yield in their second year. A planting has a five year life-span before it should be removed and planted elsewhere.
Strawberries are planted in a normal garden planting bed in rows. Mulching or Plasticulture is recommended for strawberries.
Strawberries benefit from regular fertilization. Check out the Soil Fertility page for details.
Strawberries need to be renovated after their harvest period. This process includes removing the runners, thinning the plants into rows and having those plants be 2-4 inches from each other. This service takes place in August and, if requested, is timed with fertilization.