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Name: suz erhart
leeds, maine (Zone 5a)
Mar 4, 2014 1:06 PM CST
|I'm in zone 5 (central Maine) - I was thinking about making a large hugelbed 3-4' tall - thats supported by pallets and transplanting my strawberries into it. Do you think they will over winter okay? My first thought is they need the winter snow blanket for protection. Input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)|
Mar 5, 2014 10:52 AM CST
|You may have success with varieties that are hardy to Zone 2 or some of the Alpine varieties. Your concern of "mulching" for winter is valid and I think it would be tough to overwinter strawberry plants in that scenario.|
Mar 5, 2014 11:27 AM CST
|On the other hand, I have strawberries growing in an old water tank and they overwinter just fine. However, the tank is not nearly that tall.
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