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Preparing Strawberries for Winter

Prepare Strawberries for winter so they will be successful next year


November 12, 2020

By Cynthia Haynes

AMES, Iowa -- As they do with quite a few other fruits and veggies, gardeners must prepare strawberry plants for winter to enable a successful harvest next spring. In this installment of Yard and Garden, Cynthia Haynes, associate professor and extension specialist in horticulture at Iowa State University, answers questions about that topic.

My strawberry plants are growing in a strawberry pyramid. How do I protect the plants over winter?

A strawberry pyramid is a type of raised bed. In winter, temperatures in raised beds may be several degrees colder than ground-level plan...

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