Strawberries (Fragaria Species) are one of the best treatments for summer, and there is still time to plant in May.
Select the seed
Strawberries that bear fruit in June give a large crop of large berries, and immature strawberries produce small fruits during the growing season. There are fresh strawberries with a hint of purple, yellow, and white.
Prepare for planting
Before planting, inspect your soil and fertilize it with fertilizer or organic matter. The addition of organic matter helps to add nutrients and retains water. When planting strawberries, start with a weed-free, well-drained place in the sun. Remove the first flower pot to help this long-lasting plant form a good root system. For strawberries that carry June, there are no strawberries until next year, but it is worth waiting. Unripe strawberries will still bear fruit during this time. Be prepared to breed 4 to 6 inches of weed-free straw. Straw has many benefits for your strawberries.
Properly planted in the garden
Strawberries have many administrative systems. Strawberries that bear in June are the most popular strawberries in size and taste. However, one crop is available for two to three weeks in June, depending on the species. To extend the yield of June, different June varieties can be planted at different harvest seasons. June strawberries are usually planted 18 to 30 inches between plants and 3 to 4 feet apart in rows. Girl plants begin to grow from your mother’s plant to form and fill your carpet.
It is recommended to plant evergreen plants in a hilly system. In the hilly system, they are planted one foot at a time in the row and cut off when runners are visible, allowing all the energy in the mother plant to remain. If flowers and fruits are allowed to grow, they will stop and energy will not stay in the crown of the plant, damaging the winter hardiness. Unripe strawberries have the ability to produce berries up to frost. Unripe berries are less susceptible to ripening, but they produce more than one large crop per year.
Strawberries can cause problems with leaf litter, leaf rot, red stellar, black root rot, anthrax, gray mold, viruses, damaged bed bugs, spiders, lice, leaves, sludge, nematodes, and strawberry weeds. Cultivar Resistance and Integrated Pest Management Programs can help you with these possible issues.
Contact your local extension office for help with these or other plant-related issues. Many local offices have a Master Gardener’s help desk throughout the summer. For more information on berry growing, see the University of Illinois Extension Small Fruits for Garden website. Also, check out the University of Illinois Extension Horticulture YouTube channel for videos on berry and other fruit and vegetable topics.