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How Do I Fertilize Strawberries With Miracle-Gro?

By Kathryn Hatter
Fertilize strawberries twice each growing season.
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With basic care, strawberry plants will thrive in a sunny growing area in fertile soil. After an initial season of growth, strawberry plants will be ready to bear fruit in the summer for harvest. Fertilize strawberry plants two times during the growing season to ensure healthy, thriving plants and large, luscious berries. Miracle-Gro All-Purpose fertilizer is one option to keep plants growing energetically.

Apply approximately 1 tbsp. of granular fertilizer over the soil around each strawberry plant. Sprinkle the granules evenly, keeping the fertilizer 4 to 6 inches away from the plants to prevent burning them.

Use a hand rake to work the fertilizer into the top 3 inches of mulch or soil to incorporate the soil and Miracle-Gro completely.

Water the soil around the strawberry plants generously, saturating the soil evenly.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Hand rake

Tip

  • Fertilize strawberries in the spring before they blossom and again immediately after you harvest the strawberries.

About the Author

 

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.