Tips and techniques for growing strawberries; a favorite in the organic garden.
Maturity: June bearing types, one year after planting before harvest; 60 days (second blossoming) for most day neutral and ever-bearing types
Height: 8 – 24 inches
Spacing: 12 – 24 inches apart depending on method used (see “planting” below), 2 to 3 feet between rows
Rich in vitamin C, strawberries are a home garden favorite. The plants come in three types, “day neutrals” or alpine berries, often used as ornamentals, which produce small numbers of berries through much of the growing season; “ever bearing” which produce berries in the spring and fall, and “June bearing” which produce one large crop in and around its namesake month. (more…)