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Fall & Winter Care of Strawberries

Posted by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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Sugar Plum Strawberry

"September is the time to ensure a good harvest from your strawberry planting next year."  (see link below for article)

http://byf.unl.edu/web/byf/StrawberryWinterCare

 

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by asst. gardener on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

"Strawberries require fall and winter protection as soon as the soil drops to 40 degrees Fahrenheit for three consecutive days."...

Read more: How to Protect Strawberry Plants for Fall & Winter | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_8125613_protect-strawberry-plants-fall-winter.html#ixzz22Lleyvpp

How to Winterize Strawberries

"Winterizing strawberries is an essential management practice that gives these plants the protection they need to stay alive through cold weather. Strawberries develop new flower buds in the fall; if you fail to insulate these freshly formed buds from cold weather with a thick layer of mulch, the resulting damage could cause you to lose your next season of fruit. Aim to winterize your strawberries shortly before the temperature reaches 20 F. This ensures that the plants are fully dormant and minimizes your chances of causing crown rot by applying the mulch too soon."...

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How to Winterize Strawberries | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_8289224_winterize-strawberries.html#ixzz22LntPa4w

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by New Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Right now I have mine in pots on the balcony. Should I bring them inside for the winter or will they be ok if I leave them outside. I'm in mn
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