Growing Strawberry Plants

Fragaria : Rosaceae / the rose family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
        P P            

(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 11 weeks. Strawberries bruise easily when ripe, handle carefully. Pick with a small piece of stem attached..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Better in a bed on their own to allow good sun and air circulation
  • Avoid growing close to: If you are using rotation beds, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

30 Aug 23, Laura Geisel (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I have ever earring plants, which are new this year. How do I care for them in the fall/winter? And when will they start producing again next year? Thx
13 Jul 23, Ellen (USA - Zone 8b climate)
After plants have made fruit, how to I care for them in the hottest time of the year (July & August)? Then how to I care for them during winter?
13 Jul 23, (USA - Zone 8b climate)
After the fruiting period, it's best to trim off any old yellow leaves and remove any mouldy fruit that may still be attached. This helps maintain plant health. Over winter applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant provides insulation, helping to regulate soil temperature and retain moisture.
18 May 23, Mari (USA - Zone 9b climate)
How best to get rid of worms in my strawberry plants?
19 May 23, (USA - Zone 11a climate)
Pick them out.
18 May 23, Mari (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Which strawberry plants will grow best in zone 9B California?
29 Apr 23, Nick Sloan (USA - Zone 8b climate)
what exact soil would you reccomend, should i put in it direct sunlight? and is it okay to water the leaves if it’s on a tier planter? thank you so much for your time
08 May 23, (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Any good soil, direct sunlight, water low or in the morning.
07 Apr 23, Elizabeth Nobles (USA - Zone 5b climate)
What's the best strain for Taos new mexico 5 B
07 Apr 23, jim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
i live in zone 8. is it too late to plant bare root strawberry plant? it is april 6th.
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