The Q&A Archives: Removing the Winter Mulch from Strawberries

Question: When is the best time to take the winter straw mulch off of our strawberry patch? Kathy Melius Jackson, WI

Answer: When you start seeing some new growth and all danger of a hard frost is past, then remove the hay straw from your strawberries. If you remove it too early and think you'll get a frost, then at night, cover the bed with a floating row cover for protection.

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