Strawberry, the favorite fruit of young and old with its unique juicy taste. The best way to enjoy the most delicious strawberries, full of rich aroma, is to grow our own strawberries in the garden or on the balcony. Strawberries are very healthy and have significant nutritional value. They are rich in vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, while at the same time they offer significant antioxidant activity. Strawberries are the ideal fruit for novice gardeners of all ages, as they don’t require too much care, can be grown in a pot or in a flower bed, and each plant gives us enough fruit. The strawberry plant is a perennial and herbaceous that spreads on the ground and climbs. The strawberry has a central stem, of low height, from which the leaves, flowers and fruits that are formed in spring and summer emerge. Strawberry cultivation lasts about 3-4 years before the productivity of the plants starts to decrease significantly and we will have to replace the crop by planting new strawberry plants to ensure new strawberry plants.
Strawberries need regular watering, as they have a shallow root system and only absorb surface water. During the spring season, we water 2-3 times a week. On hot summer days, strawberries need watering every day to keep the soil relatively moist without flooding. If we notice that the strawberry plants have very small leaves or do not produce many strawberries, it may be an indication of a lack of water, so more regular watering and a larger amount of water may be needed.
In hours of intense sunshine and heat, we avoid wetting the strawberry foliage as it creates burns and dryness on the foliage while there is a risk of developing fungal diseases, especially if we have a dense strawberry planting.