Planting Organic Strawberries

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16 thoughts on “Planting Organic Strawberries

  1. I love my organic strawberries, I had some in pots last year and when I planted them in the soil, the leaves grow twice as big! The 10 plants I planted in August 2010 created 7 new plants. I swear I cut off 40-50 runners per 10 plants (I had 40)

    Squirrels take most of my strawberries. I planted lettuce and extra bean plants for the rabbits.

    The rabbits ate my blueberry bushes except one that was in a pot until I planted it a month ago.

  2. You’ll find that strawberries are easy to grow. Adding good compost to your soil each year will be helpful and you can pinch off runners to begin new plants. Birds are the biggest worry… Slugs seem to like them too so we go slug hunting at dark around here. :o) We have crows eating EVERY SINGLE berry that’s produced right now… Bird netting isn’t inexpensive so I’m trying to see if I can come up with some other idea…

  3. Strawberries are amazing because they spread like wildfire! Also they are extremly hardy; you might kill the original plants but the roots will normally send out new plants within two years. Also keep an eye on the calender because when its time to pick them pick em quick because they’ll go bad on the vine or if they sit touching the ground.

  4. They’re called strawberries, ’cause they like to be mulched with straw. Mainly to keep the ripening berries from touching the earth, and rotting before they can be enjoyed. Take it from me; my first job was picking strawberries.

  5. I have heard that you can pick off the flowers the first year to make them spread faster and put all their energy into the runners. I have not experience with this though.

  6. I had 20 strawberry plants just 2 years ago, and by propagating the runners, I currently have over a thousand strawberry plants! : ) You can expect to get from 3-7 times the plants per year. Catch the runners in containers, either individually, or catch many in large containers. Each runner will bounce like a skipping stone, making 5-7 plants along each line. If left in containers over winter, “heel them in”, bury the containers part way in the ground, to insulate them from winter cold.

  7. Great video, This is our first year planting strawberries too. We are hoping we don’t kill them, as all our kids love them so much.

  8. My family made a garden 10 years ago. The strawberries have been the only plants to survive and still keep producing.

  9. make a hotbox for the strawberries in the winter if it gets below freezing.

    If you have many days without sunshine to heat the hot box, you will need to provide a heat source to keep them around 50% or warmer until the sun comes back to warm the box.

  10. ” Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri

    5 large, fresh or frozen whole strawberries
    1 tablespoon lime juice
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 1/2 ounces of Bacardi Light Rum
    1/2 cup crushed ice

    Blend 10-20 seconds. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass. ”

    Cheers!

  11. for transplanting strawberries, I would take any of the runners coming off one of the main plants and start it in one of those plastic baskets they originally came in. After the new roots establish, you can cut it from the main plant. You’ll also want to prune back some of the runners so the main plant can concentrate on producing fruit instead of more plants.

  12. You’ll love these berry plants. We are on our third year. Strawberries need pollination. Be careful not to keep bees out of the berries with your bird net. We did that one year and got no strawberries. The plants will spread. Each year the crop diminishes in harvest and size.

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