|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?
|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!