How to add fertiliser (manure) to strawberry plants?
Hello. I planted a few strawberry plants for the first time last year and I guess I will need to feed them now. I am planning to add some well-rotted manure to the beds but I'm not sure how to go about it. All the advice I've read online say that fertiliser should be added to "the base of the plant" but the type of plants I have grow very close to/on the ground and there is no space at all between the ground and the leaves of the plants. Should I just spread some manure around the plant but away from any existing leaves? I'm worried about manure getting on to the fruits later.
The strawberry plants, and all the veg I planted last year, were planted in a mix of compost and manure so I've never had to add fertiliser to anything.