In April and May they send out blossoms of white/yellow flowers which turn to berries and ripen in June and July. In August and September they send out runners, which you can plant on to expand your strawberry bed for free.
These plants will produce a crop in year one [a good crop with any luck], but their main harvests come in the second, third and fourth years. They will enjoy a little mulching, [lawn cuttings will do fine and also give them a little boost of nitrogen], as well as a little feeding in years three and four [and organic comfrey soak in a perfect but failing that some tomato feed in April or May will do just fine]. After five years, it might be worth starting another patch somewhere else.
For more tips on how to grow lots of delish strawberries check out my tips page HERE.
Visit the SHOP to buy garden strawberries and other Burren Berries.
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