The first step is the effective removal of troublesome perennial weeds, such as perennial grass, thistle, horsetail, etc. If we do not do this, or do it carelessly, we may have a huge weed problemin the following years. If we don’t do it, or if we do it carelessly, we may have a huge weed problem in the following years. Our strawberry plants will have to compete with weeds for water, nutrients and sometimes even light. It’s not difficult to imagine how it will affect the height and quality of the crop, not to mention difficult harvesting and aesthetic considerations. Permanent weeds must be eliminated at least a few weeks before planting strawberries using a readily available herbicide. The next step (if you didn’t do it before sowing the forecrop) is to spread organic fertilizer, e.g. manure. After the plot is dug up, we level it with a rake and after a few days (let the soil settle a bit) we can start planting strawberries.Sometimes, e.g. when the soil pH is < 5.5, the soil may need to be limed. This can be done by spreading chalk (preferably granulated)

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