Have you been fantasizing about having climbing strawberry vines in your garden? Well, you can! In just a few simple steps, you can have climbing strawberry vines in your yard or anywhere you want. That is if the site you choose for the cultivation of the climbing strawberry vines meet the soil requirements for the optimum growth of the plant.
On the other hand, you should know that climbing strawberry vines grow a little differently from the regular strawberry varieties. Unlike the regular strawberry varieties, climbing strawberry vines needs to grow above the ground in hanging containers, basket or trellis. This would help you keep the foliage and fruits off the ground.
Step by step guide on how to grow climbing strawberry vines in your garden
Know if your garden meets the soil requirements
When you want to pick a site where the climbing strawberry vines would grow, make sure it is well-drained and directly exposed to incoming sunrays for 6 hours a day. Also, you need to make sure that the soil at the planting site of the climbing strawberry vines has a dark soil composition. For optimal results, pick a spot that is somewhat elevated in your yard.
Fertilize the soil
If you want your climbing strawberry vines to grow to their maximum potential, you need to prepare the soil aptly. Simply till the soil of the site and work the fertilizer into the soil. Make sure the fertilizers sink 6-8 inches below the soil. You can apply any general fertilizer on the site using one pound of the fertilizer on every 100 square-feet of the soil.
Plant your first climbing strawberry vine
For this step, you would have to get something you can dig with because you are going to be making holes in your planting site. Once you have your digging equipment (a hand trowel or a small spade) in your hand, create a hole in the soil. Note; the hole has to be of equal length as the length of the climbing strawberry vines’ root to the base of its crown. Next, plant the climbing strawberry vines in the holes that you have created in the soil. Examine your plant to ensure that it is well planted. Then fill the hole with sand until the crown is the only thing that is visible above the soil.
Repeat the planting process and space your plants
If you have achieved the first climbing strawberry vine, you can now repeat the process for the rest of the vines. Just make sure you leave a space of 18 -30 inches between the plants.
Provide support for your plants
Your climbing strawberry vines would need something to climb on when they sprout. So, fix trellises behind your plants. Make sure the trellises are buried deep into the ground with about 4-5-foot of their height above the soil.
Water the climbing strawberry vines
When you are done planting the vines, get a watering can or hose and water your plants.
Tape the vines to the trellises
When your climbing strawberry vines are 4 or 5 weeks old. Straighten them and tape them to the trellises.
Lastly, wait for them to bear fruits.
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