Strawberries

Strawberries have more vitamin C than some citrus fruits; they are high in fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, making them a natural means of reducing the chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. See more nutrition facts.

Growing Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries are an easy to grow fruit that will reward you with wonderful harvests for many years. Each plant should produce one quart of strawberries. They should not be planted where peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes have been grown. Strawberries are most often grown as perennials; they need at least one to two inches of water week. Plant your strawberries in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked.

The first year do not let the fruit set; force the plant instead to place all its energy into growth. Do this by cutting off all flowers when they appear. If you do this in the spring, sometimes you can get a nice fall crop. Depending on the growth and the size you want your plant to be. The second year spring crop should reward you nicely.

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