strawberry plants - Knowledgebase Question

oak harbor, Wa
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Question by Popsmurf69p
July 25, 2010
I have some strawberry plants that are really producing nice berries. what do i need to do when they stop producing so that they will come back next year?

Answer from NGA
July 25, 2010
Strawberries are reasonably easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. In October you can mow over the tops of your strawberry plants (but don't damage the crowns). The idea is to remove most of the oldest leaves so they don't over winter and develop diseases. Or, you can hand prune your plants. Just remove the oldest, outermost leaves and then mulch around the plants but leave the crowns exposed. In the spring when new growth begins you can brush the mulch away from each plant. Enjoy your harvest!

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