Table of Contents
- How They Grow
- Selecting Your Best-Bet Berries
- Preparing to Plant
- How to Plant
- Training Systems
- Protection against Winterkill
- Renewing the Strawberry Bed
- Other Ways of Growing
- Disease and Pests
- Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labors
- Sources for Strawberry Plants
- Related Titles of Interest from Storey Books
Excerpt from page 6
Preparing to Plant
Plants are usually obtained from commercial nurseries. Buy disease-free and nematode-free planting stock. Order early and specify a delivery date" close to the date you want to set out your plants if you are ordering by mail. It is a good idea to buy your stock either from local nurseries or from ones located in a climate similar to yours.
It is easier to get nursery-grown plants in the spring than in other seasons and spring planting is usually recommended for northern and eastern regions. In southern areas fall planting is often desirable.
If you have a healthy established strawberry bed you can get planting stock from it for you new bed. Very early in the spring transplant from your garden the most vigorous of the young plants that are growing alongside the bearing rows. Select plants only from plantings that are free of disease and insect infestations.
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