How to over winter a baby strawberry?

garret_87(Zone 6)September 30, 2013

My brother got me a cheap strawberry growing kit early this spring. I planted the seeds in the little container it came with and hoped for the best. All spring and summer nothing came up and I thought the kit was a dud. Then to my surprise in early September I noticed one strawberry germinated and shot out some leaves. I carefully reported it into a pot of its own with a starter mix soil. It looked awkward in the pot the kit came with because none of the other seeds germinated.

Now I'm not sure what to do. I know strawberries are hardy and should over winter outdoors, but this guy is so young I think that it might freeze and die over the winter.

Should I keep the stawberry indoors with my other plants this winter?

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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

I myself would put it outside in the ground. It for sure will die if outside in the pot. Cover with hay, or pine needles. Completely cover it when it goes dormant. You could keep it inside, but it may develop very weak growth. Either way is a challange.

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