HOW TO GROW WILD STRAWBERRIES?

Growing alpine strawberries is not difficult, and given their undeniable taste and health benefits, it’s worth setting aside a few square metres in every garden, however small. Alpine strawberries will grow and bear fruit well on any soil with good horticultural culture, i.e. not overgrown with weeds, not excessively waterlogged, rich in nutrients, etc. Do not plant them on soils that are very light (deep sand, gravel), as well as on heavy clay soils – there it will always be difficult to maintain proper moisture and air conditions. The reaction of the soil should be slightly acidic (pH 5.5-6.5). A few weeks before planting, it is worth to spread some compost or old, dried manure. Alpine strawberries, like their strawberry counterparts, love the sun, but a little shadow won’t hurt them.Like strawberries, we can plant them practically throughout the growing season. To establish a “plantation” the easiest way is to use ready-made, potted cuttings (in our farm you can buy strongly rooted cuttings of strawberries in four varieties).Before planting wild strawberries, it is advisable to lay out a bed, e.g. 1.2 m wide. On such a field, we can plant e.g. 3 rows of strawberries, and in a row every 15-20 cm one from another. We do not recommend denser planting, because excessive density of wild strawberries will not increase the yield. On the contrary, strawberries growing too densely will produce smaller and less sweetfruit (as a result of lack of sufficient sunlight), as well as due to the fact that it is much more difficult to ventilate the plant bed, the risk of fungal infections will increase

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