Companion planting means to place various species of plants close to each other in your garden bed for beneficial reasons. The companion planting will improve the attractiveness of the garden theme, fight out common pests, invite beneficial insects, as well as amplify an overall flavor of the strawberry plants.
Consider Companion Planting for Strawberries
Strawberries can grow nicely with borage, beans, lettuce, peas, spinach, onions and radishes. To start, it’s very important to know the real nature of the strawberry plants. They’re prolific, will be invasive, and these varieties can form the thick matted row that is made up of the strawberry runners when left alone. Due to this, it’s good to think which plant with strawberries will help them to grow, and not other way around. Whereas strawberry plants can hurt other plants by getting planted close to them, their fast expanding range will end up depleting the nutrients and competing with various other plants in case they are not monitored actively.
Advantages to Look at:
Interplanting plants with strawberries generally helps to hide these berries from the hungry birds & pests, who may need to work a little harder when it comes to stealing the crop. Many different variety of crops will produce the mix of fragrances, which mask scent of the strawberries and confuse thieves. The mixed vegetables will attract insects, and different groups of vegetables will offer cover for eggs & maturing beneficial.
Planting & Growing Strawberries in the Garden
Strawberries are a bit challenging to grow right from its seed, and need creativity. Most of the home gardeners may just order plants of any variety & transplant them in their yards or gardens. For people who want growth from seed, then best place will be starting indoors especially during the winter month.