Several growers I work with are having a challenging year when it comes to keeping their strawberries healthy. Here is a simple mix you can use throughout the season to help keep them producing.
1. Spray the plants once per week with liquid Kelp, using one pint per backpack sprayer of approximately 4.5 gallons of water
2. When plants are about 2 ½ inches tall and starting to bloom, spray them with liquid kelp again, twice per week, each time until they were dripping wet
3. Spray them with liquid fish and kelp, 1 pt. each per sprayer twice a week-right through the whole season
*When mixing spray add 1-2tsp of a mild detergent. I use Basic H from Shaklee because that is what the original recipe called for
**Use a liquid fish similar to Neptune’s Harvest Fish Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 or any liquid that is a blend of fish and kelp ***As always, soil and tissue testing are the first steps to a healthier crop ****Do not spray during the hottest part of the day, mornings are best