bit of a novice when it comes to things in the garden, but we have a
planter about 3 feet high with strawberry plants in it.
I recall as a lad that we covered our strawberries in the ground with straw
during the winter to protect them frost [I think].
Do strawberries need protecting from the frost?
If so,any ideas on how to do it with this planter - it's far too large to
We live about 500 yards from the coast near Newcastle upon Tyne, and do get
The straw is usually for mulch since they do not compete well with
weeds and they like the consistent moisture. Strawberries make it
outside unprotected here in Michigan, where the temps dip to 0F (-19C)
Tnx to all for the advice. I think they will survive the winter without
special protection. the North East of England can get chilly / frosty but
usually not for long and not down to 0F (-19C)!
Here in northern Illinois, I have noticed that winters with heavy snowfall take a
on the strawberry patch. I don't know if it is weight of the snow or some lack
atmosphere and sunlight that is killing them. I have tried straw and small
branches left over from pruning, but with not much improvement. I guess that the
go dormant over the cold winters, so what is killing them?
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