STRAWBERRY BEDS/ RASBERRYS PLANTS - Knowledgebase Question

gladstone, MI
Question by momminnick2
October 18, 2008
I HAVE NEW STRAWBERRY PLANTS, THEY PRODUCED VERY LITTLE FRUIT AND NOW ITS FALL. DO I NEED TO PLACE STRAW OVER THE PLANTS FOR WINTER?
ALSO I HAVE NEW RASBERRY PLANTS, IS THERE SOMETHING I NEED TO DO FOR THEM BEFORE THE SNOW COMES?


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Answer from NGA
October 18, 2008

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For your strawberries, let the ground freeze hard before mulching the patch with straw, leaves or covering with a fabric row cover. This will prevent heaving of the soil during warm/cold cycles of winter. Rake or brush away the mulch in the spring. There's nothing you need to do with your raspberry plants now. If they're planted in a windy area, you can tie the canes into groups to keep them from whipping around in the wind.

Best wishes with your edible landscape!

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