Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Grow your own Strawberries

Yesterday the Gardening Team dug up the old strawberry plants . They broke these up so that each child in Rooms 1 and 6 could have their own strawberry plant to grow. How to plant your Strawberry Plant. 1. Find a good size container. (An old bucket will do ) Be sure that your container has a drainage hole in it's bottom. 2. Fill your container 3/4 full with good compost. 3. Carefully place your strawberry plant in the pot. 4. Cover all the roots with more compost 5. Press firmly all around your strawberry plant. you may need to add more compost. 6. If you have some straw or sawdust use this to mulch around your plant 7. Give your plant a good watering. 8. Position your pot in a sheltered sunny spot. 9. Keep ypur plant well watered giving it worm juice or liquid fertiliser regularly. 10 You may need to cover it with a net to prevent the birds from feasting on the ripe strawberries.

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