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How to Grow Strawberry Plants in Florida

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How to Grow Strawberry Plants in Florida

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Overview

Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits, and growing them at home can provide a close source of the sweet fruit and help cut down on your grocery bill. The climate in Florida is ideal for growing strawberries. It is much more suitable than many other parts of the United States. Although strawberry plants will produce fruit for multiple years, new plants produce the best-quality berries. For this reason, many gardeners plant new plants each year.

Step 1

Prepare the bed for planting by removing weeds and other plants. If possible, do this several weeks or even the fall before you will be planting.

Step 2

Dig a hole to accommodate the plant's root structure.

Step 3

Place the plant in the hole.

Step 4

Fill in the dirt surrounding the plant, making sure to firmly pack it down to remove air bubbles.

Step 5

Water the plants thoroughly so they can begin to establish their roots in the new location.

Things You'll Need

  • Strawberry plants
  • Trowel or shovel
  • Water

References

  • University of Florida IFAS Extension: Growing Strawberries in the Florida Home Garden
  • Master Gardeners: Growing Strawberries for the Home Garden
Keywords: Growing strawberries in Florida, Planting strawberries in Florida, How to plant strawberries