Want to Grow Better Strawberries Timing is Everything
Want the best strawberries you have ever grown? Research at Cornell University says doing this can increase your yield by as much as 40%.
Most of us under-appreciate the value of bees and other pollinators in the growing of food. Strawberries that rely on air driven pollination won't produce nearly as much as plants that get help from insects. The trick? Getting the bees and their attention on your strawberries.
The Cornell research showed that growing strawberries near apple trees and most importantly, timing them too bloom after the apple trees significantly increases the yield. Timing it so the strawberries don't compete with the trees for the bees attention is the key.