06We are all looking forward to the warm rays of sunshine and the ever-improving weather. In spring, not only nature wakes up to new life. We humans also feel this awakening – of course everyone in their own way. Anyone who takes the time to look at the fresh green in the trees knows exactly what we are talking about. This is a wonderful time, but also a very important one. You reap what you sow, says the old adage, and we apply that to today’s topic. Having clarified the important gardening work in April, today we would like to continue with something more pleasant. We would like to plant strawberries, give practical tips and creative decoration ideas. Would you like to make your balcony, terrace and garden pretty and look forward to a successful harvest? Honestly – is there anything nicer than picking and tasting strawberries straight from the bush?
Plant strawberries – if you missed it in autumn, you can still do this pleasant task in spring
Planting strawberries – everything you should know about it
One could quickly say that strawberries are relatively easy-care plants. But even with them there are little things that you should know well in order to achieve a better harvest. The first thing we want to say right away is this: you can too now plant strawberries in April. The well-known and prescribed time for this is the end of summer, but you can also be lucky with the strawberries in spring. Regardless of when exactly you want to plant the strawberries, you should also keep minimum distances between the rows. For optimal results, regardless of the variety, keep a distance of approx. 80 cm between the individual rows. The distance between the individual plants should be about 30 cm. If you want to grow the strawberries in the field, you can cover the gaps with straw. The reasons for this are: the young plants are protected from the cold, the soil retains moisture longer and the fruits are not lying directly in the mud.
Those who love strawberries can opt for multi-bearing varieties
Hanging containers and hanging baskets can make good new homes for young plants
Wooden boxes that you may even have converted yourself are space-saving and very effective
Quality of the soil, location and other characteristics of the strawberry plants
The strawberries do well in normal garden soil with hummus and sand. Of course you can enrich the soil with compost. Anyone who is a friend of crop rotation may have planted potatoes in the garden before the strawberries. This avoids that the nutrients of the earth are used up one-sidedly. In addition, the experienced gardeners recommend that the garden soil should be laid and not freshly dug up. Find a sunny spot for your strawberry plants, whether you have them in the garden or on the balcony. The young plants should be protected from the wind, but not too still. A good idea is to plant peppermint next to the strawberries. If your strawberries are more than a year old, you should remove the overgrown plants and plant them elsewhere. Strawberries in a flower pot are a great gift idea that is also local and seasonal.
The strawberries need a sunny location and some moisture to grow well and thrive
The plants are sensitive to cold and should be well protected from the wind
A vertical garden never goes out of style and you can build one too, for example on the balcony and with existing resources
Strawberry plants don’t need much to grow and bear fruit
You can plant lots of strawberries and enjoy multiple harvests and plenty of fresh fruit throughout the season
Whether in the greenhouse or on the balcony, the love for strawberries is always the same
Be brave and look forward to your own harvest
Creative ideas on how to plant strawberries
If you know what the strawberries like and what not, you can quickly get creative and plan your balcony and garden design with strawberry plants. The not very deep roots of the strawberries allow the realization of many crazy projects. The good thing is that such creative projects literally bear fruit. You can set up hanging baskets of strawberries or create vertical beds. The outer shape is left to your personal decision. At this point we like to remind you of the many upcycling ideas that go perfectly with the garden plan. The strawberries look great and taste delicious. Everyone loves strawberries and therefore it would not be excessive if you want to plant several strawberries. Our little tip on the side would be to opt for multi-bearing varieties. The special thing about it is that you can harvest and snack on it several times, because these plants also bloom several times a year!
We wish good weather and a rich harvest!
Since the strawberries are so easy to care for, you can implement many creative projects with them
Old flower pots or tubs that have been painted are pleasing to the eye and are good for the new strawberry plants
If you like tinkering with concrete, you can choose a sunny spot and designate it for a whole bed of strawberries
Wooden boxes, pallets and even tin cans can house the small plants
If you have a garden, always try to create something new from old objects
The strawberries need little moisture, but all the time – the toilet paper idea is just meant to inspire
Gather a lot of ideas before you find the best for you
A cane is a good and modern consideration for young strawberry plants
You can reinterpret the fields with strawberries and get a fruitful harvest on a small balcony
We would personally advise against PET bottles, even if the results are good
If you have straw or mulch, use the covering to protect the young plants from the cold
A bed is and remains the best idea for multiple crops, especially when doing crop rotation
The strawberries like stones and sand and so you can create a bed by arranging the garden
The soil must not be too freshly dug so that the young plants can quickly find their footing