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
» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Today at 8:40 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:52 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 7:40 pm

» Compost ? -- Voorhees, NJ - Philly, PA
by sfg4uKim Today at 7:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 5:20 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 4:45 pm

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by mlpii66 Today at 4:15 pm

» New Green House
by RoOsTeR Today at 4:13 pm

» has55's R & D Journey;State of New Mexico research results. Understanding the delivery system of plant nutrients thru the fungal and bacteria ratio
by has55 Today at 1:28 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:44 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Today at 12:15 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by Mimi2 Today at 11:45 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:41 am

» Ants.
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Today at 12:04 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:55 pm

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:31 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Watering Strawberry Plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  Sarahblev on 11/19/2016, 2:43 pm

I live in Southern Pennsylvania.  In October, I planted strawberry plants.  I have been watering them when the ground gets really dry.  This seems like common sense to me, since they have been recently planted, but I'm not sure if I need to be watering as much as I am, since they should be going into dormancy soon.

Any help on this would be appreciated!
avatar
Sarahblev

Posts : 2
Join date : 2016-11-19
Location : York, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/19/2016, 8:39 pm

Hi Sarahblev. Welcome from Atlanta, GA! Glad you've joined us.

I don't have strawberries (YET, lol), so I can't answer your question. But I did a search (upper left corner) under strawberries & found 118 topics on them, including winterizing. So you might want to take a look there...

And I'm sure someone will be along to help you as well.

I DO know they should be mulched! What kind are you using?
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4056
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  sanderson on 11/20/2016, 12:56 am

Sarahblev, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Hopefully, someone from a climate region similar to yours will be able to help.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13539
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  Kelejan on 11/20/2016, 1:29 am

glad you\'re here Sara  thinking 
from Kelejan :canada: in British Columbia, Canada

Strawberries do not need much water when they are dormant.  Just make sure that the soil it is not dry, just moist, then mulch with leaves, straw,  etc.   Mind you, this is what I feel should be done.  Others may have different opinions, which is what makes gardening such an interesting pastime.

If you do a Search, as sanderson suggested, look up mulching strawberries.  118 references should keep you busy.  Let us know what you find.  Doing your own Search is a great way to gain knowledge. If you need extra help, then call on us.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4791
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  Mikesgardn on 11/20/2016, 6:05 pm

I live in nearby Maryland.  I just retired my strawberry bed that I planted in the spring of 2012.  I got 4 years of harvest out of it.  I'll replant in the spring, but I wish I had known that they can be planted in the fall.  To answer your question, I only watered my plants in the spring while they were producing fruit.   And I never mulched them either, and we had some tremendous snowfalls the past few years.  They grow very well in our area.  Good luck!
avatar
Mikesgardn

Male Posts : 213
Join date : 2010-03-09
Age : 54
Location : Elkridge, MD (zone 7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  Sarahblev on 11/21/2016, 7:16 pm

Thanks for your responses!  I've been growing raspberries and blueberries for a while, now, but this is my first year for Strawberries.
avatar
Sarahblev

Posts : 2
Join date : 2016-11-19
Location : York, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering Strawberry Plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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