Maybearing Strawberries

ltiltonMay 7, 2012

This year, at least. I got the first ripe Earlyglow today.

Crazy weather.

Makes me wonder how early the tree fruits will turn out to be.

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denninmi(8a)

Yes, very strange. I see a couple of honeyberries starting to turn blue. That is about 4 weeks, at least, ahead of normal. Most of my strawberries are just coming into bloom, so I hope they may avoid freezing (assuming they weren't fatally damaged in the big freeze of a week ago Sunday).

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 4:45PM
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calliope(6)

Mine are blanching out, about to turn red. The nets got put on yesterday.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 6:12PM
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ltilton

Yep, I saw the red, got out the net.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 7:53PM
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JenTiffany

Hi all! This may be a stupid question. Started my first garden this year and I just planted some strawberries. What are the nets for? Are they to keep birds and other animals off of them as they ripen?

Also, do you think I've started strawberries too late for zone 7? I didn't really research it before buying the plant like I usually do. Just bought it on a whim at one of my many trips to the garden center. haha. Any tips would be great. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 3:49PM
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ltilton

Nets are for keeping birds and varmints out, yes.

I don't think it's too late to plant the strawberries, but whether you get fruit this year depends on what kind they are. If Junebearers, just let them grow for next year.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 5:41PM
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JenTiffany

Okay, thanks. So I transplanted it to a pot. I have no idea what to do with it during the hotter months and winter. Do I leave it in partial shade when it gets really hot out? I'm actually not sure what kind I bought so I'll have to figure that out. It doesn't say on the tag. As you can see I'm pretty clueless about growing strawberries. Ha! I have a lot to learn but I'll get there.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 8:13PM
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