Strawberry is a plant that has the resilience and adaptability which is quite extensive. generally good growing conditions for strawberries is like the following climatic conditions:
The optimum temperature 17-20 C and minimum air temperature between 4-5 degrees Celsius.
Air humidity (RH) of 80-90%.
Solar irradiation 8-10 hours / day.
Rainfall ranges between 600-700 mm / year.
In fact it is not an absolute requirement above, I've tried it myself to cultivate strawberry in my part of the actual environmental conditions less suitable for cultivating strawberry.
At first I just try to buy strawberry seeds 1 pot before Ramadan in 2007 at the time when I travel and streets In the ornamental plant market Bandungan Semarang district.
Bandungan area is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran the air cool and I estimate its altitude of about 800 m from the sea level. Initially I was hesitant what may this strawberry plants can survive in the area where I live? even my friend had said that the plants that I bought in a moment of time will die.
The city where I live is the city Cepu has a height of approximately 30 meters of sea level (I know this is Based on the signpost at the height of the Cepu station +28 m) and my house is located not far from the station. temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to 33 degrees Celsius. rainfall less than 500 mm / year. many people have told me that the city's sultry stuff on me, maybe as hot as the other major cities on the island of Java.
The strawberry plants I care for the land next to the house is quite narrow and receive direct sunlight about 6-8 hours a day, this plant was indeed not strong enough to withstand the heat. many leaves are dried, then I tried to spray the leaves with a sprayer filled with cold water in the morning and early afternoon and late in the afternoon. in this way help to reduce the amount of dried leaves and I also water the plants this morning and afternoon.
I began to grow strawberry plants with tendrils stolon emergence of plants, from the end of these tendrils will grow new strawberry plants and roots. this is the end that can be accommodated in the new pot, after the new plants have 4-5 leaves of the vine that connected with indukannya can be cut.
Media planting her I made from a mixture of garden soil and a little manure. I use a pot that small 'size of 17 to 20'. One pot containing between 1 to 3 plants. This new crop of plants I got from the parent plant stolon panhandle.
After a year I was waiting for my strawberry garden finally started to bear fruit, from about 30 pot, 3 pots of them for sure there are flowering later turned into fruit. almost about 4 days I can pluck the ripe fruit (marked in dark red fruit) from one pot to 1-2 ripe strawberries. I can enjoy the fruits of my garden strawberry narrow it for 3 full months from the month of september - november 2008 december 2008 in my garden did not produce fruit. I expected to do in the month that it is strawberry season to bear fruit.
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