Many homeowners make the common mistake of using their backyard only as a recreational facility during the warmer months of the year. Many of them miss the fact that a garden can be used for various purposes and one of the major purposes of a garden is the ability to grow their own foods. If you have a garden and you wish to plant and grow a sort of food then you should consider growing strawberries and raspberries. Here are some tips on how you can grow your own strawberries and raspberries.
To grow your own strawberries prep the soil so that it is ready for planting. You can prep the soil by turning it over and making sure that you have removed all weeds. If necessary add some compost or manure. To create a strawberry plot plant the seeds in rows. Make sure to plant each strawberry plant at about 30 cm from each other and at 60 cm from each row. Place the plant’s crown at soil level and water each plant well. To keep slugs away place broken egg shells under the plants and to keep away birds and small animals cover the plant bed with netting. Once you are done wait for the strawberry fruits to grow.
To grow your own raspberries plant each plan at about 2 to 3 from each other and the rows at about 10 to 12 feet apart. Make sure to plant the raspberry plants deep and avoid planting in close proximity to blackberry plants because the plants will transmit viruses one another. Just like with the strawberries make sure to prep the soil prior to
the planting and make sure to secure your plantations after you are done.
If you garden is a total mess and you do not have the time to clean it before you start growing your own food, you can hire professional cleaners Colliers Wood based that work with gardens. In terms of cleaners Coombe has a wide array of firms to choose from.
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