Strawberry Boynton Beach FL
Lake Worth, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Saint Petersburg, FL
Green Cove Springs, FL
West palm beach, FL
St Augustine, FL
Probably nothing beats the taste of a just-picked, sun-ripened strawberry. Strawberries are loaded with natural sugars, but these sugars rapidly convert to starch once the berry is picked. So it is not mere pride that makes a freshly picked home-grown strawberry taste better -- it really does. The fresher the berry, the sweeter the taste.
About This PlantStrawberries require a fair amount of maintenance to produce a good crop. You can maximize yields by continually renewing your strawberry bed with new plants. Plants bear in their second season. Plan to set your new plants out in early spring, just as the trees in your area leaf out. For best yields, start a new bed of plants each year and take out beds that have fruited.
Site SelectionSelect a site that offers full sun and good drainage and air circulation.
CareIn spring of the first year, pick off blossoms to prevent fruiting and encourage production of healthy daughter plants. In late spring, train daughter plants to take root in a 9-by-9-inch spaced row system. In late fall, after a few freezes, mulch with 5 to 6 inches of straw or 4 to 5 inches of pine needles.
During the second year, in late spring, remove the mulch gradually in spring, but protect blossoms from late frost with covers of mulch, if needed. Provide 1 inch of water per week while the fruit is developing, through harvest. Cover the patch with tobacco cloth or strawberry netting to keep birds out. After harvest, till the plants under, plant a cover crop, and prepare the bed for new plants next spring.
Planting InstructionsPrepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Space your rows 4 feet apart. Trim the roots of the new plants to no more than 6 inches long. Soak the roots in water for about an hour before planting. Set the plants 18 inches apart in the rows. Dig holes in the ground deep enough so the roots are covered but the crown isn't buried. Pack the soil against the roots.
HarvestingThe first berries are likely to ripen between four and six weeks from when blossoms open. Pick fruit by pinching the stem with your finger and thumb about a half-inch behind the berry. That way you remove the berry without bruising it.
Fort Lauderdale (Fall) Home Design And Remodeling Show ( Home Show )
Dates: 10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014
Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderale
1950 Eisenhower Blvd. 2nd Fl.
The Home Design and Remodeling Shows are the longest running, most successful home shows in Florida.Each home show in the series showcases an international collection of home improvements for indoors and outdoors, new trends in interior design and an array of products and services for home updates, renovations and remodeling.Industry experts from around the globe demonstrate products and services onsite, offering tips to save money on all home improvement projects. Ideas for every room in the house are on display, in addition to outdoor improvements for landscaping, gardens and pool or patio areas. Consumers experience the products in person and talk with the businesses on the show floor. Participating exhibitors gain one-on-one interaction with interested consumers, creating a unique marketplace specially designed for South Florida's diverse community.Special home show pricing is offered to add to the savings. The Home Design and Remodeling Show is the only marketplace where homeowners can see the latest design trends, home improvement ideas, unique new products and interact with industry professionals �all in one convenient location!
West Palm Beach Fall Home Show
Dates: 10/24/2014 – 10/26/2014
South Florida Fairgrounds Exposition Center West Palm Beach
9067 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach
The Home Show is a consumer event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.