Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM Today at 12:33 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by LizDTM Today at 12:22 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Turan Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Thumbs Up????
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:28 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Yesterday at 12:01 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by walshevak Yesterday at 11:44 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 10/16/2017, 8:21 pm

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 7:55 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals 10/16/2017, 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver 10/16/2017, 11:45 am

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 3:51 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 11:34 am

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

» large plant ID stakes
by has55 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:12 am

» First time growing corn
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:07 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Can we talk strawberries?

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  SwampCatNana on 5/27/2012, 6:15 pm

FamilyGardening wrote:i have transplanted plants before with no problems....just dig a bit deep to get as much roots as you can....they may even grow roots side ways......Very Happy ....then make sure that when you transplant you dont cover the crown part of the plant....water real good....they may look real sad for a few days.....just make sure they dont dry out and they will perk right back up.....Very Happy
hugs
rose

Thanks, Rose! Appreciate your quick response. Will get to them tomorrow morning. I love you
Lee
avatar
SwampCatNana

Female Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-28
Age : 79
Location : Boston MA (Z6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  philct on 6/24/2012, 9:08 pm



I need to trim off the runners soon, but I would say this is a great item to pick up. Got mine at Gurneys. I do not use the sprinkler attached though..
avatar
philct

Male Posts : 170
Join date : 2012-03-30
Location : Connecticut Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  greatgranny on 7/18/2012, 6:22 pm

Just went out to my 4 squares of strawberries to check for runners. I have 2 squares of each type. Found some runners have already rooted so cut them from the mother. Others that were larger but not rooted I put in small punch cups with a hole in the bottom - filled with MM and then dug cup and all into the soil for stability. I will probably leave them there until I get ready to put down the straw for the winter. I wonder if I should maybe put them in their permanent home before that. What say you.
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  littlejo on 7/18/2012, 8:59 pm

Since you get very cold/snow I think I'd move them at least 3 weeks before frost to give the plants time to settle in for the winter.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  camprn on 7/18/2012, 9:02 pm

I would put them in their permanent location asap, so they can get some good root growth before winter. I am going to tackle the same project next week. Very Happy

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  greatgranny on 7/18/2012, 10:42 pm

That's the reason that I put them in the cups. I'm going to see how they do for at least the next month. If they survive I will then put them in their permanent home. I soaked the entire square earlier today after the sun was not beating them.

Okay, I read an article about using Remay instead of straw. Has anyone used it to cover the plants for the winter?
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  littlejo on 7/18/2012, 11:36 pm

Are you talking about the fabric made to keep the soil warmer for fall crops or to keep frost off of spring crops?

I use pine straw. It will start to break down during the winter and early spring I just un-bury the plants and leave the straw. It breaks down and provides the acid that the berries need.

I'd be afraid using the remay. If you got a fairly warm day in the winter, it might get too hot and cause the berries to break dormancy, then it would get cold again?
Jo

avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  greatgranny on 7/19/2012, 12:09 am

Pine needles it is. Have plenty of them. How about regular straw also? A combination?
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  littlejo on 7/19/2012, 12:17 am

Regular straw? Like wheat straw or oat straw? Only if your straw serves a purpose in your area.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  greatgranny on 7/19/2012, 12:27 am

littlejo wrote:Regular straw? Like wheat straw or oat straw? Only if your straw serves a purpose in your area.
Jo

Yes, regular straw. My Mom always covered the strawberries with straw and then took it off in the spring and left the straw as a mulch. Maybe I don't understand what you said.
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  littlejo on 7/19/2012, 7:28 am

I didn't mean anything. Just that maybe the reg straw might be more insulating with the snow? We don't get much snow here!
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  greatgranny on 7/19/2012, 11:53 am

Yes, it can get bitter cold here and sometimes there is a brief warm up that thaws the surface and then it re-freezes. This causes a lot of plants to eventually die. If we have little snow this is even more of a problem. We always water the perennial plants before the ground freezes (if we have had little rain). This also helps the plant to survive.

I think what I will do is to gather both pine needles (have lots of them under the pines in my yard) and get some straw from the neighbor who is a farmer.
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can we talk strawberries?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum