Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from Richmond
by maryasoroka Today at 12:20 pm

» Hello all
by newbeone Today at 12:07 pm

» Nomadic’s Diary - An Italian SFG Orto/Vegetable Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:51 am

» New from OK City
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:48 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:45 am

» Comfrey
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:25 am

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:08 am

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:56 am

» Making Smoothies
by RoOsTeR Today at 9:03 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:25 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:11 am

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by sanderson Today at 1:10 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 1:08 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:06 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:57 am

» New For 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 12:39 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» Hello from MN
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:40 pm

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:27 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:55 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by kauairosina Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» Raised beds already made.
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:32 am

» GF Books
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:16 am

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:36 am

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco 3/25/2017, 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals 3/25/2017, 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising 3/25/2017, 8:25 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue 3/25/2017, 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 3/25/2017, 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 3/25/2017, 4:10 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Questions about Strawberries in SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Questions about Strawberries in SFG

Post  Square 1 on 6/25/2011, 9:25 pm

I am thinking about growing a box of strawberries in one SFG - went to get a flat of berries today at $24 - $28! Picked my own for a lot less, but my hubby would love to plant his own. I was thinking either Tristar or Seascape. I read that Tristars should be treated as annuals in Zones 3-5??? Doesn't sound right to me . Do they need to be covered with straw for the winter? If so, is there another option? My hubby is very allergic to straw. I live in a city that gets and keeps a good snow pack.

Also, what is the spacing for these? 1 per square? Thanks for your help sunny

Square 1

Posts : 18
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : Syracuse, NY Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Questions about Strawberries in SFG

Post  Hyzleyes on 6/25/2011, 11:06 pm

@Square 1 wrote:Also, what is the spacing for these? 1 per square? Thanks for your help sunny

The "All New Square Foot Gardening" book indicates 4/square. However, he also recommends cutting off all runners and buying replacement plants every three or four years. So if you plan to replace all your plants that often, you could do 4/square. If you plan to let the runners produce babies, you might want to plant fewer than that and allow them to multiply on their own. This is my first year with a strawberry bed, so I don't know much myself. Just thought I'd mention what the book says. I started with bare root plants, 1/square, but didn't have great success. Only had 5 live out of 20!

Hyzleyes

Posts : 62
Join date : 2011-04-06
Location : Indianapolis, IN

View user profile

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