Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Berries' started by mcp9, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. mcp9

    mcp9 Meat Mopper

    anybody plant them. im givin them a try. i really dont have a clue what im doing.
  2. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    not much to do, give them allot of space! they like to spread.
    dont water too much and thin them out in the fall or they will get too thick and
    it will stunt their production.
    I would also recommend not getting the everbearing variety that produce all summer.
    they are not as big or as tasty as the ones that produce one crop a season.
    Im sure there are others here that knwo more about them than I and will add to this
  3. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    We planted 9 plants about 3 years ago. We now have an area of 15 feet by 12 feet that is our strawberry patch. We freeze a bunch of them for later use. They will spread like crazy if not held at bay. We have found for the best crop, as soon as you can see the berry forming, give them a heavy soaking weekly of water.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We had a plot on the farm i grew up on.The first year of any new plants my granfather would pick all the flowers to force growth into plants-by the second year they could handle many more strawberries.Not sure this is necessary- he sold strawberries at his grocer store.You may have to put up a border if you have box turtles...
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Strawberries are great- sweet and tasty- but they spread like crazy. They always seemed to give rise to herds of snails, though. No biggie, I just thought that was strange.
  6. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Were they free range snails & what time of year was the round-up??? [​IMG]

  7. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is too funny! Nice pic! Not sure if they were true free-range snails, since I was living in Fayetteville, North Carolina at the time. They were small, about 1/2 inch long and brown. I'd find them in the springtime, especially in the mornings when everything was wet with dew. Nowhere else, just in the strawberries.
  8. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I realize this is an old thread, but I couldn't resist sharing my recent strawberry photo:

    I made 36 jars of jam. YUMMMMM!
  9. look like mine

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