Dig in all the humus
possible, including some peat together with shoddy,
farmyard manure or composted straw. Use large
amounts if the soil is of a sandy nature. At planting
time, rake in 30g of sulphate of potash per m
(1oz per yd) of row, or of wood ash which has
been stored under cover.
It is important to plant into clean ground, for
it will be difficult to clean after planting without
damaging the roots, as this fruit is surface-rooting.
Rather than hoe too near the plants, give a mulch
of peat and composted straw in early June each
year. This will suppress weeds and preserve moisture
in the soil.