|Latin name:||Fragaria x ananassa|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
You can plant your Strawberry plants in their hanging pots immediately after receiving them. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put in some fresh potting soil mixed with compost. Plant the roots of Fragaria x ananassa at the correct depth, divided equally over the hanging pot. Fill the pot with soil and press firmly. Water your plants immediately after planting. Place the pot in an elevated, sunny area. Strawberries grow well in fertile, humus-rich soil.
Water your Strawberry plants regularly to prevent the soil from drying out. Be careful as the roots can rot if they are constantly wet. The Strawberry plants should be fertilised in the spring with a special strawberry plant fertiliser. Do not use fertiliser containing nitrogen or it will affect the taste of the strawberries. In the summer, provide with even more strawberry fertiliser. Remove all of its shoots during the yield period to allow the energy to reach the fruit. Cut off any unpleasant looking leaves and stems after the yield period to enable new shoots to grow. During the winter, you should preferably keep your Strawberry plants in a cool, frost-free area.
Did you know that strawberries are part of the rose family? The adorable white flowers thicken after fertilisation to become a succulent strawberry. This fruit is very healthy and contains both vitamins B and C. The strawberries taste best when they are regularly picked after ripening on the plant!