Protecting strawberry plants for winter

Marice Phelipe
Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow.

I got an email this week from one of my readers about her three rows of strawberries. She asked if there was anything special they would need to do for the winter months for her new strawberries to do well.

When I married my first wife, my in-laws had an amazing amount of sun in their back yard and there was a space for a huge strawberry patch. I enjoy strawberries and decided to take on a challenge. I bought 50 plants of 10 species of strawberry plants and made mounds in the soil going down the rows.

The first year I placed a lot of straw in between the rows and around the plants. It was a lot of work, but I was able to pay off the cost of the plants in the third year.

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