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Strawberries plants the winter

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by drewskimac, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    Siloam Springs, AR
    Hello all!

    I planted some strawberry plants this summer and my gramma always has an amazing bed of strawberries and she says it's because the runners from the previous year are very productive.

    So, how do i care for my plants to let them overwinter? Do i need to cover them with a tarp? leaves? or just let them be? thankyou all! ANY tips are appreciated!
  2. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    suburbia Chicagoland
    We're further north than you - I bury my garden with leaves in October (or when they drop) and that's about all I do.
    Now, if I can just get the mice to stop eating the berries before I get them, we'd have a great harvest!
    Good luck!
  3. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    Siloam Springs, AR
  4. mattlewis

    mattlewis New Egg

    Nov 18, 2015
    You can leave them be and they'll be fine. You'll need to add nutrients to your soil (compost, organic matter, etc), and occasionally add a few new plants. As the plants age, they will yield less fruit.
  5. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    essexville, michigan
    I buried my strawberries in leaves, and never saw them again. They were smothered. I planted more, and cut the plants back towards the crown and just left them out all winter, right now they are growing strong and looking good.

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