Strawberry Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Lincoln, NE
Question by pjames5
May 20, 1998
What is the best type of mulch for strawberry plants to keep down the weeds and retain moisture in my raised beds?


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Answer from NGA
May 20, 1998

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I prefer to use straw in my strawberry beds. There are no small particles to splash onto the berries so they stay cleaner, and the straw allows a place for the runners to root, but makes it easy for me to remove the new little plants and put them where I want them to grow.

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