Post Strawberry Season

| 7/11/2013 6:13:17 PM

This is my post strawberry season post.  Almost.  Actually because I have ever-bearing strawberry plants I will get another crop in another month or two.  If these were June berries then the season would be over and it would be time do the final clean-up and put them to bed.  The process is similar in both cases; it’s mostly a matter of timing.

Strawberry bed start 

When I planted this bed I bought plants from a nursery and set them in the spring.  The Square Foot Gardening books says to plant them 4 plants per square foot, I modified that according to the number of plants in the flat (about 25).  That resulted in a much wider spacing, but that’s OK. 

Strawberry bed now 

This is the bed’s second season and I now have around 10 plants per square foot: way too crowded!  This is because I was lax about this maintenance business last year.

strawberry plants 

8/23/2013 7:20:20 AM

Allan, I've always had thoughts of having strawberries. Someday when my other garden chores slow down strawberry beds will go on the list. I'd say maybe another year or two before they will be considered. I'm still working on fencing around the garden area and will probably have to chicken wire fence the berry patches. Just about every know creature likes strawberries. Have a great strawberry day.