- A bountiful crop of strawberries.strawberry pile strawberries background image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.com
Positioning of Plant's Crown
- Reaping your home-grown strawberries is rewarding.picking up a strawberry image by Cherry-Merry from Fotolia.com
Position the plant deep enough in the soil "so that the midpoint of the crown is parallel with the soil surface," says the University of Minnesota Extension's "Strawberries For The Home Garden," article, which also advises that plants can dry out if planted too shallow.
Create Spaced-Row Planting
- Strawberry row planting is important for crops.field-strawberry image by ab from Fotolia.com
You can "space original mother plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows measuring 3 to 4 feet apart," the article advises, and allow daughter branches to freely spin off the original plants; or "pin the daughter plants 6 to 12 inches away from other plants" the article submits.
- Strawberry blossoms herald the fruits to come.Strwberry Blossom in Field image by Julie Coleman from Fotolia.com
The Minnesota University Extension dictates how deep you should plant your strawberry plants, how not to cover the plants' crowns, and offers tips on row planting and placement of spin-off daughter runners; however, it is how you follow the expert's instructions that will guarantee you success with your plants.