Seeding Strawberries in Your Yard
A well prepared strawberry garden will offer numerous years of pleasure and great tasting fruits. Planting them within a raised bed, enables you to tend the crops and gather the fruits. What's more it overcomes many failures of poor soil plus drainage. Here i will discuss information to begin your own personal raised strawberry garden.
Several of my sisters have raised strawberry beds. One particular used landscape timbers and another used bare cement blocks to put together the elevated growing area.
Strawberry Gardening Space
First of all carefully consider placement of the area. A nicely drained space is best. Soggy ground can cause the plants to rot. Partial shade is usable, although not full shade. Strawberries need to have a fair quantity of direct sun light.
For the strawberry patch, I chose the corner section of the backyard where the back and side fencing come together. Considering that dirt was tricky having a cover of grass, I elected to underlay the raised bed with a layer of recycled plastic. The dark-colored plastic helps to keep the grass from coming up to the garden soil above.
Preparing the Ground
Bring in suitable top soil and place it over the recycled plastic. Virtually all garden retail outlets or even Wal-Mart sell potting soil in bags or could tell you exactly where you may get it by the dump truck load. Make sure you fill the soil at the least even with the top of the railroad ties. It will allow for for settling just after the first rain.
If you make your own special rich compost this is the best of all.
To the soil I added a forty lb sack of cow manure. Rabbit manure is even better and transported via a local rabbit grower. Furthermore the rabbit manure can usually be obtained for a small price if you perform your own scooping, bagging, along with transporting. An additional advantage of the rabbit manure is the simple fact there will probably be very little or no weed plant seeds and it really is high in nitrogen. If you know another person with a pet rabbit, you are in luck. In case you don't know any person, ask around or get in touch with the county extension office or 4-H office.
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