Posted: 26/07/2017 at 14:53
They are greedy plants which need a huge amount of water and since the water goes through and takes any nutriment out of the compost they also need to be very heavily fed. I am sure I remember reading that they need 4 gallons of water per plant per week, but don't quote me on that.
By the way we only got about 40 pounds of earlies from a 20 foot long row which is about a quarter of the normal crop. No rain here for months.