Growing Strawberries in Aeroponics
Strawberries are a fantastic fruit. They are also a very easy plant to grow. A typical strawberry plant should produce a quart of strawberries in a season. Traditionally strawberry plants only produce in late June for some varieties or late summer and fall.
Nutrients found in strawberries include vitamin A, C and B6, fiber, potassium, folate and various antioxidants and flavonoids. Your immune system needs these fighters to protect you against diseases related to heart and cancers. Best thing about strawberries besides the great taste is that they are fat free. Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
Strawberries are not just good for berries. Did you know strawberry leaves are also used in herbal teas and health drinks.
Strawberry leaves also aid in digestion, fighting diarrhea and even gout. Strawberry juice is also got some healthy and practical uses. Strawberry juice is used to treat sunburn, skin conditions and even on discolored teeth.
Growing strawberries aeroponically is quite easy. It is same as any other crop. You start with seeds or clones of a living plant. With aeroponic strawberries choosing right variety is an important step. I would go with a day bearing or ever bearing variety. You can expect to start seeing berries between 30-45 days using aeroponics. These berries are not limited to seasons like traditional grow. You will reap the harvest of fresh strawberries year round. Visiting a local gardening center to determine best strawberry variety for you is a good first step.
One of best things about growing with aeroponics is that there are no pesticides.
If you love strawberries, then growing your own fresh organic supply is a must. Not only will it save you money in long term but has many health benefits. I recommend starting with a clone or many garden centers sell roots. Seeds may take up to a year before producing fruit. Get an aeroponic system here and start growing.