Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tui Strawberry

Today I will be talking about strawberry , I started to watch TV and on the gardening show this girl was  talking about how to make a garden fill with Tui Strawberry and them I talk to my nana and she said “that you should write a story about it” and that my nan said she would make a Tui Strawberry garden.

The great Kiwi just wouldn’t be the same without a generous topping of delicious red strawberries. Grow your own this season and you’ll be the family favourite! Plant in garden beds, pots and containers and harvest a bumper crop of homegrown strawberries this summer. They are 4 thing to look after strawberry care and they are Prepare, Plant, Nourish and Protect.

Prepare: The better the soil, the better your plants will grow. If you are starting with an existing garden bed dig in organic matter like sheep pellets and Tui Compost to your soil. Then you can add a layer of Tui Strawberry Mix, specifically formulated with extra potassium, just what your strawberry plants need to encourage a plentiful harvest of big juicy fruit. If planting in pots and containers use Tui Strawberry Mix.
Plant: A good rule of thumb is to plant five strawberry plants for each member of the household.Research shows that planting strawberries in New Zealand's winter temperatures will produce a larger crop over the season, so don't be afraid to plant early. Choose a spot in full sun. Plant early in the morning or late in the day so plants aren't exposed to hot sun straight away. If you're short on garden space, strawberry plants grow well in hanging baskets, or you can plant straight into a bag of Tui Strawberry Mix – just remember to make small drainage holes underneath.
Nourish: Feed your plants and they will feed you. Replenishing nutrients used by your plants ensures they will grow to their full potential. For strawberries planted in garden beds feed every four weeks during key growth periods of spring and summer. Tui Strawberry Food is a balanced blend of nutrients to encourage fast establishment and growth of strawberry plants, and make plants stronger and more disease resistant, while increasing fruiting potential for large, succulent strawberries. For strawberries in pots and containers use Tui NovaTec Premium fertiliser.
Protect: The weather, weeds, pest insects and diseases can all impact on the success of your strawberries. Protect your plants from the elements with layers of Tui Strawberry Straw, to help keep their roots moist in the warmer months, to keep fruit off the soil and to help keep your patch weed free. Be vigilant and stop unwanted insects and diseases from ruining your plants. The Tui Plant Protection range will help you put a stop to any problems that arise. Treat powdery mildew on strawberries with Tui Disease Control for Fruit & Veges. To treat common insects found on strawberries such as aphids,whitefly, scale and two-spotted mites, use Tui Insect Control for Fruit & Veges.

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