White strawberries & garlic

With the arrival of spring, the white strawberries in our natural farming field have blossomed.

We grow garlic as a companion plant in the rows of white strawberries.

Strawberries are at risk of contracting strawberry wilt and anthracnose, and these diseases weaken the plants, resulting in poor fruit production.

When garlic is planted in the compost, not only are there microorganisms around the garlic roots that produce antibiotics to reduce pathogens, but the garlic’s odor has a strong fungicidal effect, making aphids and other pests less likely to attack the plants and helping the strawberry plants grow.