How to Grow a Strawberry Plant


Strawberry plants are hardy and easy to grow. They multiply from shoots year after year, allowing each plant to produce fruit for a maximum of three years. The plants need to be planted in an area that has full sun and good drainage. As the plants multiply, they provide a sprawling ground cover that will produce fruit in the early summer months.

Step 1

Prepare the location. Since strawberries multiply each year, they should be isolated in a raised bed or a container.

Step 2

Plant the strawberry plant in a shallow hole, covering the entire root system. Each plant should be spaced at least 1 foot apart.

Step 3

Water the strawberry plants daily to keep the soil moist.

Step 4

Harvest the berries. If strawberries are harvested often, they will produce berries more frequently.

Step 5

Cover the strawberry plants with straw after the first frost of each autumn. Failure to do so may result in losing the strawberry crop in the winter.

Things You'll Need

  • Straw
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