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Help growing strawberries
#138881 Oct 9th, 2007 at 03:57 PM
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I tried to grow them last year, bought 4 plants, planted them outside, they died. I would rather not plant them in the ground because of the wildlife. I would like to start small with something that won't take a lot of time to care for.

1. Living in NC - is this the time to plant them?

2. If it is - how do I keep them from freezing?

3. How should I plant them?

Thanks.

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Bestofour #138886 Oct 9th, 2007 at 04:03 PM
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You can plant them at any time of year from spring to fall(I have~if they are plants).

Plant with the crown at soil level, not below.

Cover them with hay, leaves or straw.

I live in a cold climate and never had a problem with them, they like alot of compost in the soil as well.

I mow them over with the lawn mower in the late fall before it snows.

Mind you they won't over winter here in pots. too cold.


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Sunflowers #139346 Oct 10th, 2007 at 03:55 PM
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I'm gonna see if I can find some and plant them in some type of pots.

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Bestofour #139348 Oct 10th, 2007 at 03:56 PM
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thanks Tamara.

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Bestofour #145448 Oct 25th, 2007 at 11:31 AM
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Tamara, I had to smile at your reply, can you really run the lawn mower over the strawberry plants without damaging their root structure? I spend ages cutting back all the off shoots.


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glenda #145775 Oct 26th, 2007 at 01:08 PM
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I was told the more you cut back the plants, the less fruit it will bear the next season. I leave mine alone, just some weeding in between.


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