Strawberry growing advice

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who grow their own strawberries may be interested in advice published recently by the News Tribune.

According to the online resource, there are generally two types of strawberries to choose from – those which yield a steady stream of berries throughout the summer and others that produce a large harvest in June.

Each has its own uses and the gardener is free to choose the style that best suits their needs.

The strawberries should be planted in well-drained, light soil in a sunny part of the garden, the article advised.

It is essential to keep weeds at bay, which can be achieved by regular hoeing and applying a layer of mulch.

Those who have yet to plant their strawberries can still do so by finding plants at a farmers market or gardening centre.

Meanwhile, the Summit Daily News recently published tips on how to make your garden and greenhouse more eco friendly.