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strawbs in flower boxes

Posted by queenskitchen 6B/7 (NYC) (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 16:55

They are everbearing strawbs planted last year. I left them outside until january when we had the really cold spell and then moved them into the garage until yesterday (when i finally moved them back out). They looked like they were starting to grow a little. Should i top the plants and cut off all the leaves (to start fresh as when they were planted last year) or leave them alone to grow?

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RE: strawbs in flower boxes

I would cut off any old leaves; ones that are brown around the edges. Leave any new bright green growth. Be careful not to damage the crown. You may also want to refresh the soil if they are starting to grow again. I'm also in NYC and my 60 or so strawberry plants are also starting to come out of dormancy. I'll be following my own advice over the next couple of weeks as we pass through this cold snap.

Here is a link that might be useful: gardenblog

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