Q: Planting Strawberries on a Hill?
On May 1, 2011, Beth asked:
I’d like to replace a grassy slope (~ 6 ft x 20 ft) into a strawberry patch. Are there special considerations for hillside planting?
Answer to: Planting Strawberry Plants on a Hill?
Yes, there are several important considerations to factor in prior to beginning your project. I’ll discuss the main ones so that you’ll know what you are up against.
Q: Planting Strawberries with Cucumbers?
On February 25, 2015, Jamie asked:
I’ve read the comments to see that cucumbers and beans both should be fine planted close to strawberries. I have a small patch in my small urban garden and would really like to maximize space. My berries are only june bearing, and I am envisioning trellising cucumbers above the patch. You said to keep the trellises on the north side to avoid shading the plants too much, but would full sun matter once my strawberries are done producing? That is, if the climbing cukes do well over the strawberries and they have less light, would I risk losing plants? And how close to the patch do you think I can plant some cukes, if I stay on top of runners who might want to compete? Space is at a premium.
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As the strawberry growing season starts to really ramp up, there are lots of experienced gardeners who know what they need to do to harvest a crop of bulging strawberries this year. But, if you aren’t completely confident about what to do and where to start, this quick guide to growing strawberries will walk you through the essentials. Virtually everyone loves those delicious icons of taste supremacy. So, if you haven’t even considered growing strawberries yourself, why not take the plunge this year?
Follow these 10 easy steps, and you should have the knowledge you need to have to walk confidently out to your garden and see happy strawberry plants. From the planning and selection all the way to picking and preserving, this information will teach virtually anyone how to grow strawberries successfully.
How to Grow Strawberries in 10 Easy Steps
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Spring brings forth visions of harvest in the minds of home gardeners everywhere as they look at freshly planted gardens. As most gardeners know, everything does best when planted at its optimal time. Planting strawberries is no different. This strawberry planting guide will show you when you should put your strawberry plants in the ground. If you haven’t yet purchased any, you can follow this link to buy strawberry plants.
The following table tells you when to plant strawberry plants according to the U.S. agricultural zones:
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