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Learning About And Growing Strawberry Plants

Many people want to grow strawberry plants in their home garden. It is easy to find plants at any local store that sells garden plants but for the best results in strawberry growing a person should do some research about the variety of plants available and how to grow them for the best crop. There are many ways to get good information on growing strawberry plants and a person should have no problem in learning all they need to know with a little effort.

The Local Nursery

Many privately owned local nurseries are quite knowledgeable about the strawberry plants that do best in the area. The nursery will have these types of plants available and should offer full instructions on growing them. Reputable plant vendors will offer a guarantee with their plants that should cover the first season of growth. If the buyer follow all the instructions and the plants still fail the nursery will either replace the plant or give a refund. Sometimes the local nursery will even offer a service of visiting the home garden and advising on the soil and growing conditions.

Books On Growing Strawberry Plants

There are several published materials that offer information on growing strawberry plants. One book worth checking out is “The Backyard Berry Book: A Hand On Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden” by Stella Otto. This 288 page book costs about fifteen dollars and offers great instruction for all types of berries including strawberries. The author focuses on the tradition of home grown fruit and covers all aspects of the care of the plants.

Another valuable book to own and read for growing strawberry plants is the “Berry Grower’s Companion” by Barbara L. Bowling. This 308 page book looks into not only the great benefit of fruit growing but using the beautiful plants as landscaping in a garden or yard. All growers of strawberry and other berry plants will find the information in this book very useful.

Other Information On Growing Strawberry Plants

For other information on growing strawberry plants a person can look at the many sites on the internet that offer advice. These sites usually have good general information although it is not always the correct advice for certain locations and climates.

A great source of information on growing strawberry plants is an older neighbor or friend who has had successful gardens in the area. These people are usually very knowledgeable about all types of local gardening including growing terrific strawberry plants.


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