Mulching Strawberry Plants in the Summer

mulching strawberry plants in the summerQ: Should I Mulch Strawberry Plants?

On April 9, 2015, Kim Ruby asked:

Hello – I live in North Central Florida. My growing season is different than the northern climates. My strawberry season is ended by June. This past year I planted 40 Sweet Charlie bare root plants in November and they are doing great. I have been pinching the berries this year giving the plant a chance to establish. Should I use straw mulch to protect my strawberry plants from the summer heat? If not, what do you suggest? Thank You.

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Please, Friend, DON’T BUY STRAWBERRY SEEDS ON EBAY!

fake blue strawberryIf you have any desire to plant a garden this year, you are likely already thinking and dreaming of earthen smells and textures and the warmth of the sun.  Spring is synonymous with strawberries for many people, and you may even be planning on including some of the delicious red berries in your harvest this year.  Please take a moment and read this before you buy strawberry seeds online.

Q: When Will My Strawberry Plants Start Producing Apple-Sized Strawberries?

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Planting Strawberries with Cucumbers

planting strawberries with cucumbersQ: Planting Strawberries with Cucumbers?

On February 25, 2015, Jamie asked:

Hello,

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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Growing Strawberries in Cameroon Africa

growing strawberries in cameroon africaQ: Growing Strawberries in Cameroon Africa?

On February 23, 2015, Anne Dimond asked:

I am currently living in Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa. Our temperature here is on average 70*F +/- 10*F. It never freezes here. We are at 2500ft. altitude with a fair amount of humidity. We are very close to the equator. We are wondering if this climate is suitable to growing strawberries and what varieties would do best here. We were thinking of starting with seeds but plants might be more helpful. We are definitely novices and could use direction in all areas. We have grown strawberries at home in the states, (Utah) but are unfamiliar with this area. We are missionaries here and are trying to introduce new things that they don’t have here. Maybe there is a reason they don’t grow strawberries here! Any information would be so appreciated. I will be returning to the states Feb. 27-March 7 so if there is anything there that I could pick up and bring back that would be awesome!

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Should I Cut Off Runner Plants from My Strawberries?

should i cut off runner plants from my strawberriesThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Should I Cut Off Runner Plants from My Strawberries?

On July 17th, 2011, Stephanie asked:

I planted June-bearing and everbearing strawberries this spring. I have notes from a Master Gardener class that says to cut off the granddaughters and leave the daughters, but other sources say to cut all runners the first year. I was thinking the mother plant might be stronger and produce better fruit if she doesn’t have to send nutrition to the off-spring. I’m not sure what to do this year. I really liked your method of transplanting from bed to bed in the fall, but should I plan to do that the first year of the mother plants?

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How to Care for Bare-Root Strawberry Plants?

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Q: How to Care for Bare-Root Strawberry Plants?

On December 30, 2010, Andi asked:

I just found your very useful site. I had ordered 25 bare root strawberry plants and it was too late to plant so I have tried growing them in my house and it’s not working out so well. First I had them in an indoor greenhouse (meaning 4 tier shelves covered in greenhouse plastic located in my home). I put them in a potting soil from Bar Harbor Maine. After a few weeks there was some signs of life but also mold so I took them out of the plastic. A month later the potting soil never dried out (and I never watered) so I repotted them w/half peat and half of the potting mix and put them under fluorescent lights. They’re not happy. There are no signs of life. I’m keeping the roots damp but not too wet. I’m thinking I should put plastic back on top of them to see if I can get growth again and watch for mold (now that I have them in a medium that doesn’t remain wet for weeks at a time w/o watering). Do you think I should just quit trying and stop giving them light and repot again- this time taking out the potting soil and just using peat?

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Growing Strawberries in Red Clay?

growing strawberries in red clayThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Growing Strawberries in Red Clay?

On May 9th, 2011, Kristy asked:

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Why Are the Seeds on My Strawberry Sprouting While Still on the Strawberry?

why are the seeds on my strawberry sprouting while still on the strawberryThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Strawberry Seeds on Strawberry All Sprouting?

On October 13, 2014, Heather asked:

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What Does Methyl Iodide Do?

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Q: What Does Methyl Iodide Do?

On April 28, 2011, Harry B. Williams asked:

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Problems with Topsy Turvey Planters?

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Q: Problems with Topsy Turvey Planters?

On April 26, 2011, Lee asked:

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What Causes Strawberry Plants to Wilt?

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Q: What Causes Strawberry Plants to Wilt?

On April 18, 2011, maurice verschell asked:

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Can I Buy Pineberry Seeds?

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Q: Can I Buy Pineberry Seeds?

On February 7, 2011, Angela asked:

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Are Bare Root Strawberries or Strawberry Plant Plugs Better?

are bare root strawberries or strawberry plant plugs betterThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Are Bare Root Strawberries or Strawberry Plant Plugs Better?

On August 13, 2013, An Vuong asked:

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Dividing Strawberry Plants?

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Q: Dividing Strawberry Plants?

On February 4, 2011, Robin asked:

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Strawberry Runners in a Mulched Bed?

 strawberry runners in a mulched bedThis is a question submitted to Strawberry Plants .org by a reader. The information provided in response to the question may benefit others with the same or similar inquiries. Therefore, it has been added to the archive page of submitted questions. See the Strawberry FAQ for more questions, or use the search box at the top right of this page to search this site for information.

Q: Strawberry Runners in a Mulched Bed?

On July 7, 2013, Mark asked:

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