Best Time To Plant Strawberries
Best Time to Plant Strawberries
The is early in the spring.
Strawberry plants are surprisingly hardy, and can handle a little bit of snow and
the freezing temperatures so classic of spring, as long as they are planted well.
Also, the rain showers so typical of spring are an excellent way to give your newly planted strawberries a good start towards their future! 🙂
If you’re planting your strawberries in the early spring, you
probably won’t need it, but it would not be a bad idea to place a
plastic cover over your bed at night to help protect them from the
At least until all worry of frost has past.
This is a step I probably wouldn’t take in my own yard (due
to sheer laziness) but for all of you diligent gardeners…it’s a good
I found that the for me was the early part of May. There were still plenty of spring showers coming my way, but not a lot of freezing temperatures to contend with at that point.
The next is in the late spring, preferably right around Memorial Day.
Planting strawberries in summer is not preferred, but it can be done
as long as very careful attention is given to the strawberry bed, and
particularly the watering cycle.
Planting your strawberries in the fall should be avoided.
Planting them this late in the year will not give them a sufficient
amount of time to establish a healthy root system before having to go dormant for
the winter months.
A well-planted strawberry bed should produce fruit for up to 5 years, and as with anything else, preparation and initial steps often determine future successes.
If you maintain your bed by pulling out older plants, you can keep it going strong indefinitely.
How to plant strawberries
is another thing. There are easy ways to add this type of garden to
your landscape design, but you should plant them in an area in which the
soil has been sufficiently amended AND an area that is dedicated to the
They should not have to compete with other plants!
A raised bed is a great way to do this in any yard, such as one that can be purchased from Amazon. Of course, you can always make your own, which is a much more economical option.
I purchased a pre-made strawberry bed, which I have to admit was easy to
assemble, but really not necessary. Save yourself some money and put a raised bed garden together yourself with some material from your local home improvement store.
But do spend some cash on the soil! This will, more than anything, determine your level of success with your strawberries.
Read more information on planting strawberries in the home garden here.
Enjoy your strawberry garden!
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