Strawberries are a very popular fruit during the summer and, probably, May is the best month to pick them and enjoy them the way we like it. It is not always possible to find good quality strawberries in different markets and supermarkets. So it may be a good idea to grow them in your own garden or just in a pot on the balcony. Plus, growing your own jar of strawberries saves money on purchasing this juicy and tasty fruit. Strawberry plants are not very demanding, so they are recommended for those who want to get into gardening.
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If we want to be particularly ambitious, we can start with the seedlings, otherwise, we can very well buy a few seedlings from a nursery. If we choose the seeds, we can speed up the initial germination process by creating (or buying) a box in which we can recreate the right humidity and temperature conditions for our seedlings. However, we consider that growing strawberries from seedlings can be quite complicated. If you are a beginner, it is, therefore, advisable to choose plants.
When the first strawberries start to germinate, the plants must be stripped, leaving the strongest ones or, if not, on the contrary, removing the best ones and immediately transplanting them at a distance of about 20 cm from each other.
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The ideal period for sowing or planting strawberries is between July and August; the environment in which the fruits grow should be cool, the soil moist and airy, it should be watered often. Be careful not to wet the leaves, introducing the water directly to the base of the plant. Plants should receive the right amount of direct light during the day, preferably during the hottest hours.
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