Over the last weeks I prepared my strawberry field. I turned the earth upside down, removed hundreds of stones (ok 11), and set a border. In order to grow strawberry easily I first put newspaper on the ground and covered that with organic straw. Why easily? When you cover the soil with straw the strawberries grow on the straw (Actually: Where does the name strawberry come from?). They don't come in contact with the soil, especially wet soil, and therefore they don't get moulds that fast. You might also cover the soil with some kind of plastic cover but I thought the natural way is the better one.
I put in 4 different types of strawberries, all are pretty standard here in Finland. All together 24 plants. Let's see how they grow and taste!