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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
rbanting
May 8, 2018 12:07 PM CST
I read your article about growing strawberries in small spaces and I have two questions .
The article states that alpine strawberries can be grown in part shade in warm climates. I have a place that they would get early morning sun and a little afternoon sun but would miss the heat of the day, shaded by trees. I am in Winnipeg Canada where we are very cold but the summers can get very hot high 80s and low 90s for a few weeks. Or, because our summers are short should I use full sun?

Secondly, the article states that, if grown in containers, the plants can be overwintered in the basement or garage. being as how the garage temperature could get as low as -35, probably not an option, but what conditions do I need to keep them in the basement?
Thank you in advance. Hopefully this will help me avoid problems.
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quercusnut
May 11, 2018 10:29 PM CST
I would give them a try in your basement in as cool a spot as possible short of freezing. Nothing to lose right?
I overwintered some Beta and Sophia raspberries in my fridge crisper because I bought them during the winter. Wasn't sure how they would fare and I suspected they were probably dead. They started coming out a few days after I took them out and are beautiful and blooming.

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