Plant in garden.

By December 3, 2017Articles

Plant in garden.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Ask a gardener or farmer when to mulch strawberries and you will get answers like: “when the leaves turn red,” “after several hard freezes,” “after Thanksgiving” or “when the leaves flatten.” These may seem like frustrating, vague answers to those who are new to gardening. However, when to mulch strawberry plants for winter protection depends on a variety of factors, such as your climate zone and the weather each particular year. Read on for some strawberry mulch info. About Mulch for Strawberries Strawberry plants are mulched once or twice a year for two very important reasons. In climates with cold winters, mulch is heaped over strawberry plants in late fall or early winter to protect the plant’s root and crown from the cold and extreme temperature fluctuations. Chopped up straw is normally used to mulch strawberries. This mulch is then removed in early spring. After

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