At first glance, the agricultural technology of growing strawberries may seem like a very painstaking task, but in fact, no extra effort is needed to get a fragrant juicy berry.
As soon as the snow melts and the earth dries up slightly, it is worth starting to calculate the beds for sowing strawberries, weeding and loosen the soil. There is an opinion that during the season it is necessary to weed strawberries at least 10 times - 4 times before harvest, 6 times after, but it is not always possible to do this, however, this is not particularly necessary.
Having removed the ridge after winter, we do weeding and after the rains it is worth loosen the site. If there is not much rain, then you should think about watering on your own. Also, do not forget about feeding the soil, which should be done properly.
During the flowering period of strawberries, and especially the tying of berries, weeding should be stopped for a certain period. While the berries are ripe, the garden bed will already be significantly overgrown with weeds, in connection with which, after harvesting, strawberries should be “cut off”, or, as it is also called, harvesting.
Harvesting begins after harvest, around mid-July. Weeds are uprooted, all strawberry flower stalks that have already borne fruit are cut off, old shabby leaves are removed, whiskers are removed. If some mustaches have already begun to form young bushes, then they should be transplanted to a new place.
Having done the cleaning, the little thing remains: to carry out a few more weeding, remove the mustache, water the plant. Strawberry bushes should be changed every three years, as they age and produce a small crop over time.