Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

How to over winter a baby strawberry?

Posted by Garret_87 Zone 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 23:23

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?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: How to over winter a baby strawberry?

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Container Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here