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1-100: RANDOM THINGS ABOUT STRAWBERRIES
0. Here is where you can say random things about how much you love strawberries ;-; Don’t read the whole description, you have been warned ;-;
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Here you can talk about random things about strawberries! Just because!
4. The garden strawberry (or simply strawberry) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries, which are cultivated worldwide for their fruit.
5. The fruit is widely appreciated for its char by acteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. Strawberry plants require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight, so choose your planting site accordingly.
6. Strawberries are tolerant of different soil types, although they prefer loam.
7. Ideally, begin working in aged manure or compost a couple months before planting.
8. If you have clay soil, generally mix in 4 inches or more of compost, and rake the clay soil into raised mounds to further improve drainage. If your soil is sandy, simply cultivate to remove weeds, and mix in a 1-inch layer of rich compost or rotted manure.
9. Soil pH should be between 5.5 and 7. If necessary, amend your soil in advance of planting. If soils in your area are naturally alkaline, it is best to grow strawberries in half-barrels or other large containers filled with compost-enriched potting soil. The planting site must be well-drained.
10. Raised beds are a particularly good option for strawberry plants. Keep the beds mulched to reduce water needs and weed invasion. Any type of mulch—from black plastic to pine straw to shredded leaves—will keep the soil moist and the plants clean. Read more about mulching. Be diligent about planting.
11. Strawberries are very tasty and totally worth growing. If you're wondering "When is it too late to plant strawberries?" you're in luck. It's never too late to buy a hanging basket with mature strawberry plants already growing.
12. Hang these all around your property and pretend you planted them. It's never too late to plant strawberries in a greenhouse or in a container on your sun porch. If you want to plant your strawberries in the ground, now that is a different story.
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14. Strawberries grow on bushes, so you should find a pretty big space to plant them!
15. Weed by hand, especially in the first months after planting. Moisture is incredibly important due to shallow roots. Water adequately, about one inch per week. Strawberry plants need a lot of water when the runners and flowers are developing and again in the fall when the plants are mature.
15. Fertilize with all-purpose granules for strong growth. In warm weather, berries ripen about 30 days after blossoms are fertilized. In the first year, pick off blossoms to discourage strawberry plants from fruiting. If not allowed to bear fruit, they will spend their food reserves on developing healthy roots. The yields will be much greater in the second year.