Strawberries are not only fun and easy to grow, but once established, they can produce bountiful crops to savor and enjoy. Sequoia strawberries are known as June bearers, meaning they produce strawberries from June through July. Sequoia strawberries are also known for being tasty, which makes them ideal for the home garden. Plant Sequoia strawberries in the spring as soon as the soil is soft enough to cultivate.
Locate a good planting area. For best growth, strawberries should be planted where they will have six to eight hours of sunshine daily, says Anne Schellman of the University of California Extension.
Turn over the soil using a shovel, for smaller scale planting, or a rototiller for larger plots. Work the soil to a depth of approximately 12 to 14 inches. Pick out any debris you find such as roots, sticks or rocks.
Create 2-foot-wide rows in the planting area, approximately 3 to 4 feet apart. This will provide enough room so you can easily walk in between the rows.
Incorporate into the soil a 3- to 4-inch layer of well-aged compost, leaf mold or similar material. Measure out 2 cups of a granular fertilizer such as 20-15-10 for each 25 feet of planting area. Broadcast the fertilizer down each row, then work both the amendment and the fertilizer into the top 10 to 12 inches of soil.
Dig planting holes for the strawberry plants. Measure out approximately 18 inches between holes. Dig each approximately twice the width of the pot or container the Sequoia strawberries were in, but no deeper.
Push up from the bottom of a cell, if planting from planting packs, to remove the Sequoia strawberries. If planting from 4-inch-wide pots, flip the pot upside down and wiggle it free from the roots.
Plant Sequoia strawberry plants into the holes, making sure they are no deeper than they were planted in the original containers. Scoop soil around the plant, gently firming it down as you proceed.
Lay out a soaker hose down the length of each row, keeping it approximately 2 inches from each plant. Attach a garden hose, turn on the water and let the soaker hose thoroughly water each strawberry plant. Water daily or every other day for the first two weeks after planting if the weather is hot and dry.