Growing Strawberries in Cold Climates: Mice and strawberries

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Growing Strawberries in Cold Climates

By Joannabanana
January 1, 2014

Strawberries are of the rose plant family Rosaceae and genus Fragaria. There are over 20 different species and hundreds of varieties. In addition, there are three different "Types" of strawberries: June-Bearing, Ever-Bearing and Day-Neutral. The different types do require some different growing maintenance to achieve a good size crop in your home garden year after year.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 31, 2013 10:15 PM CST
Very good article; thanks. I learned quite a bit.
I usually plant lots of extra strawberry plants as the mice are quick and I am slow.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Dec 31, 2013 11:43 PM CST
I shall refer to your article as I have ordered seeds.
The ones I ordered are mostly the ones with coloured flowers.
I do want to get some for the Alexxandria one.

Somewhere I read or came across the idea that strawberry plants are good for only three years???
Have you experienced that?
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Dec 31, 2013 11:45 PM CST
Our cat is a great mouser, but not outside all the time. You're right, the mice can ruin a lot of strawberries very quickly. I'm glad you liked the article
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Dec 31, 2013 11:49 PM CST
Caroline, I had a multi-colour (flower) "Treasures" in 2012. They were great and easy to start from seed. I found that I need to yank the older plants by year 4 for sure. That's why it is important to let some runners take root each year.

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