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Growing Strawberry Plants

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(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 11 weeks. Strawberries bruise easily when ripe, handle carefully. Pick with a small piece of stem attached..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Better in a bed on their own to allow good sun and air circulation
  • Avoid growing close to: If you are using rotation beds, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

08 Apr 18, David (Australia - temperate climate)
i have a small hothouse ( 3.0m x 2.0 m ) and am curious if i can grow both Tomatoes and Strawberries in the same hothouse, obviously not in the same pots but given the size of my hothouse in close proximity to each other ? Thanks in advance for any replies.
20 Apr 18, Carol (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
As long as they're not sharing the same soil they'll be fine
09 Apr 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It says don't grow after tomatoes. Nothing about at the same time.
02 Apr 18, Marg Herbertson (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I purchase 50 crowns for planting in Portland south west victoria
04 Apr 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look on the internet for people who grow/sell in your area. Or ask around for someone who is growing runners/crowns in your area. I have plenty at my local men's shed - don't know the variety. Don't know how they would travel from Qld to Vic either.
08 Mar 18, Julie (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
How long do you keep strawberry plants growing. Mine are about three years old now, do they need replacing?
20 Feb 18, Mario (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, when the plant sends out a runner and that new plant attaches to ground, do you cut the runner in between the two plants?
20 Feb 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes - make sure it has established itself a bit first - a few leaves. That stops it taking from the older plant. Next year cut all the runners off before they establish - or start a new lot. After two crops of fruit plant new runners.
14 Feb 18, Darlington creek organic strawberries (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This being our first year at growing strawberries in south west Victoria we are unsure how long the fruiting season will last for Any input would be great
16 Feb 18, Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
You live bottom of Vic and I live mid Qld coast and both sub-tropical ?????. I understand there are early mid and late fruiting varieties. And even some that produce near all year. I would guess about 10-12 weeks.
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