Strawberries and Pine Needles

Strawberries love slightly acidic soil (ph 6 to 6.5).

There are many ways to raise the acidity of the soil.  A simple way (I love simplicity), is to gather pine needles / branches fallen from a pine tree.  Pine needles are acidic.

Place pine needles under and around your strawberry plants, so as they break down into the soil, the acidity of the soil will increase.

I also find the pine needles make a good mulch – suppressing weeds & keeping strawberries off the wet, moist ground (helping to reduce fungal infections).

Do you have a tip on growing strawberries?

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