Full Sun Project
Plant strawberries in the ground in the spring in a spot that receives full sun (6 -8 hours of dun each day) and has well-draining soil. They will grow more than a foot tall and wide.
In the ground, space your plants 1 - 2 feet apart and space rows leaving a foot in between. Dig a hole for each plant and mix the native soil at a 50/50 ratio with Pike Planting Mix.
Remove the plants from their nursery containers and place the plant in the hole. Backfill the holes with the mixed soil and tamp down to remove any air pockets.
Continue this process to the top of the pot, then plant a strawberry or two at the top.
For ever-bearing strawberries, remove the first set of flowers so you have bigger berries with the next set. If you plant June bearing strawberries, its best to remove all the flowers the first year and wait to let it fruit the second year.
Now, enjoy yummy strawberry and basil salads, strawberry jam on a biscuit, chocolate covered strawberries - the recipes are endless or just pop them in your mouth and enjoy their natural sweet flavor.
- 3 - Strawberry Plant
- 1 - Bag of Pike Planting Mix