Everyone who wants to change their eating habits to increase their health capital knows that fruits and vegetables occupy an important place. Appreciated by young and old alike, strawberries are juicy fruits, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. They also contain very little sugar and can be incorporated into a weight-loss program. But to take full advantage of the virtues of these vitamin bombs, it is best to opt for those that come from organic farming. And to save money and allow the whole family to enjoy a fun and educational activity, you can choose to plant strawberries at home. Spotlight on steps to get a significant amount of strawberries each day.
According to a study conducted by the association Générations Futures in 2013 and broadcast by BFMTV , if strawberries sold in stores look particularly appetizing, they are still full of pesticides that settle on them. Analyzing 49 samples of French and Spanish strawberries, researchers discovered the presence of certain pesticides known to disrupt the endocrine system in 90 percent of the fruit.
These frightening findings should bring about collective awareness and encourage everyone to invest in organic produce. In fact, there is nothing better than growing strawberries at home and tending their harvest daily to benefit from healthy and tasty produce. With this in mind, find out how to plant strawberries and get a significant amount of this fruit at home.
There are two main varieties of strawberries: the re-blooming strawberry and the nonre-blooming strawberry.
– A recurrent strawberry plant is one that produces strawberries several times during the same season, from June until the first frost. Production is generally high early in the season, then declines between July and August. This category allows fresh fruit to be consumed throughout the summer.
– A nonreblooming strawberry plant offers abundant production that lasts 3 to 4 weeks from June to August.
The ideal time to plant a strawberry plant.
Picking strawberries in one’s garden or pot and enjoying them with one’s little family is a particularly enjoyable time. But before you can enjoy this feeling, you need to know the steps for planting strawberries. The choice of planting time is crucial. For both re-blooming and nonre-blooming strawberries, planting should be done between August and October.
Planting a strawberry plant requires rich, fresh and fertile soil. Be sure to choose a sunny location to increase strawberry production. Potted or in the vegetable garden, here are the steps to follow to plant your strawberry plant.
– Choose a pot at least 8 inches in diameter with a hole in the bottom
– Put gravel or clay pebbles in the bottom of the pot
– Fill the pot halfway with garden soil and add potting soil and sand to the remaining half.
– Place the sod in the center of the pot
– Add potting soil to fill the rim of the pot and press it down with your hands to avoid air bubbles
– Place the pot in a sunny place in the house
– Make a hole 5 millimeters deep in the soil, then sow 3 seeds there
– Cover them with a little potting soil, then water regularly with just a little water.
In the vegetable garden:
– Prepare your soil
adding potting soil and compost
bucket of strawberries
How to take care of strawberries?
A good harvest requires regular plant maintenance. To do this, it is essential to remove weeds as they appear, taking care not to injure the roots of the strawberry plants. At the end of the summer season, the stolons should also be removed so as not to damage the plant.
These long stems can be transplanted to another area to form a new plant. During autumn, it is important to remove dry leaves. In addition, the strawberry plant needs sufficient and regular watering as the soil should never dry out. Finally, to increase strawberry production, an organic fertilizer can be used from early spring.