Strawberry saplings are about 3 months old with flowers just about blooming. The plant is ready to fruit in a few weeks.
Thrice a week. Strawberries are usually grown in full sun, and hence the soil dries up quickly. To maintain moisture, watering the plant every other day is necessary. Mulching can help retain moist soil for a longer time.
Full sun. 6-10 hours of direct sun is the perfect daily dose for strawberry plants. They can tolerate lower light but for adequate fruit formation, bright sunlight is essential.
Loamy soil. Well draining soil,with added organic matter is ideal. However, strawberries can grow in a variety of soils. Just make sure to add in some compost and that the soil drains well.
About 60% relative humidity. Mist often and mulch the soil to increase humidity around the plant.
Fertilize the strawberry plants while planting with organic manure to keep the nitrogen content high. Later, a monthly dose of any organic fertilizer may be given to increase yield.
Strawberries are mostly propagated by seeds. The top layer from a mature fruit can be sliced carefully and planted in moist soil. Cover these scraped off peels(make sure you do not damage the seeds) with a fine layer of soil and cover with a plastic sheet to maintain moisture. When the sprouts appear, the cover should be taken off and the plants should get adequate sun.