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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.
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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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?
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|
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.|