Spring is the best time for important preparations in the garden, which will pay off for us later. Now that we’ve learned about the important tasks involved in gardening in April, we can already welcome the next month. What should you definitely do in the garden in May? When is the best time to propagate strawberries and what should be considered? Many questions are still unanswered, but the answers will be added soon. The month of May is full of challenges and now invites us to linger and dig in the garden every day. In one of the last articles we already clarified how and when to plant strawberries. If you know the special features of strawberries, you can use the plants to create a desired and skillful balcony or garden design.
Propagating strawberries and multiplying the excellent quality of the plants
Propagating strawberries – which methods do you know?
Of course, if you can buy fresh strawberries every day, you hardly think about how they grow and ripen. Only a few of us know whether you can or should propagate strawberries. The strawberry plant (like many others) is a marvel that can even reproduce itself. The easiest method is to get new plants from the cuttings of the mother plant. As soon as you notice that your strawberry plant(s) are sprouting long shoots, it is time to propagate. Now all you need is some soil and a container. The shoot should be fixed in the ground with a loose clip and if there are other shoots (besides the one to the mother plant) you should simply cut them away. If the shoot has also taken root after the summer, you can cut off the “umbilical cord” to the mother. In this way you get several strawberry plants that you can plant in the garden or on the balcony next spring.
Strawberries sprout thin shoots that themselves are looking for support and depth
Put the new shoot in the ground and only keep the connection to the mother plant as long as the daughter plant takes root
Strawberries are very uncomplicated plants, but you need to know their peculiarities and preferences well
All the new plants need is plenty of sun and moisture
What happens if you don’t multiply the strawberries?
People who love strawberries should know that a strawberry plant will no longer bear fruit after 4 years at most if it is not divided or propagated. The plant sprouts shoots and slowly loses vigour, so we should give it gentle support. Another way to propagate strawberries is by seeding. You can just buy seeds or better – collect seeds yourself. If you have one or more strains that you are happy with, it makes sense to enjoy them for as long as possible. Cloning a plant or getting seeds from it means only one thing: you get all the qualities of the plant like taste, aroma, size and even color with the new plants. Strawberry seeds are found on the surface of each fruit. The fruits should be allowed to dry out and the small seeds carefully removed. The work is tedious, but all efforts are worthwhile.
If one refuses or simply does not divide and propagate the strawberries, one will soon experience many feeble plants that have sprouted many shoots
The roots of the strawberries do not need to be deep and can therefore be planted in many sunny places
Cultivating strawberries in vertical beds is space-saving and very effective
If you plant larger areas with strawberries, you need to keep minimum distances
A rare but well-known method of propagating strawberries is to pollinate them with a brush
In all cases it is good for the plant if it is divided, otherwise it loses a lot of vigour
Specify the growth direction of the strawberries and implement creative ideas in the garden
Nowadays there are so many varieties of strawberries that you can enjoy fresh and home-grown strawberries almost all year round. If you notice that the harvest is slowly declining in July, you can prepare the plants for the new season. Now you can choose the method by which you want to propagate or transplant the strawberries. The heart of the plant should be whole so that the plant will soon grow new leaves and shoots. Think about whether your strawberries can enrich your life not only in terms of taste, but also visually. Caring for plants is simple, but should be done accurately and correctly. Strawberry plants need sun and moisture to thrive. Since the roots are only partially in the ground, you can come up with many creative ideas. Hanging strawberries on the bush are particularly beautiful, e.g. B in a hanging basket. A vertical bed can be well implemented in terms of design and can also lead to a successful harvest.
We wish you a lot of fun and success with the strawberries, because we are sure – nobody has guessed that the care of the strawberries is so uncomplicated. And who doesn’t like picking strawberries straight from the bush?
If you don’t interfere with the growth of the strawberries, they will grow at random and drain each other’s strength
As your strawberry plant sprouts, help them find footing in the soil so they can take root
If you have covered beds with straw or mulch, you can also let the young plants grow there – this way they are also protected from wind and cold
You can plant strawberry plants as you wish and look for a sunny location for them
Some varieties bear fruit well into autumn
Even if your strawberries are intended for the balcony, you should have enough space available there
If you create beds, leave about 30 cm between the individual plants
The soil in the bed should not have been freshly dug up, but should have settled down a bit
A well cared for plant flowers a lot and logically bears a lot of fruit
Seeds can be obtained from the fruits and further benefit from the good qualities of the strain
You can also sow strawberries now, it is better to do it in March or April
Now would be the right time to plant out the small cuttings
As I said, leave more space in the garden or in the bed for better development
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