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When do I uncover my strawberries?


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#1 Beth*J

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:11 AM


I just put in a strawberry bed last summer. It is currently covered up to protect it from the harsh MN winter. Does anyone know when I should uncover them? We've had a cold spring and it is still getting down to the upper 20s and low 30s at night sometimes.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:28 AM

I used to live in the Twin Cities area and had a strawberry patch. I never covered mine... just planted varieties that were for the frigid North. I understand covering if they've set blooms and then you have a late frost expected but why cover over the Winter?
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:31 AM

Makes sense, Debi. Strawberries are a hardy perennial and should be fine uncovered. And I think at this point you should probably uncover them to let maximum sunlight in!
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:09 AM

Don't know. I was just told to cover them, so I did.

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