What else would you plant with strawberries to compliment them?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by stone_family3, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using these beds which are 4'x4'. I'd like to keep it to maybe 3 plants per box. I'm in zone 5 for planting. Also could I do 2 or 3 different varieties of strawberries? I was thinking of doing Purple Wonder, Earliglow and White Pineberry.


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  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I would do all the strawberries in one box.One thing I regret is trying to grow strawberries with other things.The strawberries are like a weed in their take over ability. I think I will be digging them out from my mixed beds and making a few strawberry only beds.

    For the vining stuff all I can think of is grapes,but there might be other fruiting things you could plant.I do like the ground cherry.Gogi(sp) berries might work.
     
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    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Instead of the lines going up the back consider some wire fencing.
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advise, I read somewhere that planting a few complimenting plants can help keep soil balance and they help each other out. After some research last night it seems that pole beans and borage are the plants to go with.

    So I was thinking of doing this set up


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  5. coopscritters

    coopscritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Good choice, borage will add potassium and calcium. you have to dig up the strawberries after a couple of years and replace the plants. This should give enough rotation. My borage tends to travel. It's not a problem plant but sometimes it's discouraging to find it in someone elses bed.
     

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