Antioxidants, vitamin C, proteins and minerals are found in abundance in strawberries, attractive to look at and equally delicious to eat. Until recently, strawberries were cultivated in cold places. But now its cultivation is also being done successfully in states like Bihar, Haryana. Farmers can earn lakhs in a short time by cultivating strawberries which are rich in many medicinal properties. Through this post, get detailed information on suitable soil and climate for strawberry cultivation, method of preparing the field, irrigation, etc.
Suitable soil and climate
Sandy loam soil is suitable for good crop.
pH of soil The level should be from 5 to 6.5.
It can be cultivated successfully in temperate climates.
The plants require 20 to 30 degree centigrade temperature.
Yield decreases due to high temperature.
farm preparation method
First of all, by plowing the field 2-3 times, make the soil flat and fine-grained.
After this add 30 tonnes of well decomposed cow dung per acre of field.
Prepare 2 feet wide beds in the field.
Keep a distance of 1.5 feet between all the beds.
Install drip irrigation pipeline for irrigation.
Then apply plastic mulching.
For transplanting nursery prepared plants in plastic mulching, make holes at a distance of 20 to 30 cm.
Irrigation and Fruit Harvesting
Give the first irrigation immediately after planting the plants.
After this, irrigate according to the moisture present in the soil.
While irrigating, keep in mind that there is no water logging in the field as well as the soil of the field should not remain dry.
For proper irrigation, use drip irrigation method.
Harvest the fruits when they are red.
While weighing fruits, hold the top stick instead of the fruit.
If the market is far away, pluck the fruits only in a slightly hardened state.
We hope this information will prove to be important for you. In the coming post, we will share information about some improved varieties of strawberries. If you liked the information given in this post, then like our post and also share it with other farmers. So that more and more farmers can take advantage of this information. Ask us your questions related to strawberry cultivation through comments.
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