Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles How often to water strawberries? Strawberries, delightful and delicate fruits, need consistent moisture for optimum growth. However, their water needs vary with the stage of growth and environmental conditions. Initially, after planting, water them daily to help establish the roots. Once established, strawberries generally require 1-2 inches of water per week, which equates to watering them 2-3 times a week depending on soil type and climate. In extremely hot or windy conditions, they may require more frequent watering. It's essential to water deeply, ensuring moisture reaches the roots. Use drip irrigation or a soaker hose to minimize water on leaves and prevent fungal diseases. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can result in small, dry fruit. Always check the soil's moisture content by feeling it; if the top inch is dry, it's time to water. Proper watering promotes juicy strawberries and healthy plants.