The Q&A Archives: When To Plant Straeberries?

Question: I recently purchased a strawberry pot and some plants.The plants will be sitting on my back deck in full sun.I live in Pittsburgh and its April 24. Is it safe to put them out yet?

Answer: They should be conditioned gradually to the outdoors if they are very tender and have just come out of a greenhouse. Strawberry plants are very cold tolerant, so they can go outdoors in very early spring. The blossoms however should be protected from frost by covering them or bringing the pot inside on cold nights. An unglazed clay pot may also need protection from frost since the frost can cause it to crack or chip.

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