If you live in a climate that experiences below 0-degree temperatures, you will be able to grow these wonderful strawberry plants! Many are familiar with big garden strawberries that dominate the supermarkets. The garden strawberry is a hybrid plant and it replaced the woodland strawberry (wild strawberry), in commercial production, in the 18th century because of it’s larger size. Garden strawberries are much larger but lack the strong ‘strawberry’ taste found in wild strawberries.
Wild strawberries, which includes, alpine strawberries are loaded with flavour and are very fragrant. The alpine strawberry tolerates cold more and is about twice the size of woodland strawberries as well as being more prolific. Alpine strawberries are spread by seed, as well as some woodland strawberries. Others spread by seed and by sending out runners which then take root. Once strawberries are established they are very easy to maintain. Wild strawberries will produce berries in the first year and will be full producers the next year. Strawberries do best in moist soil that is slightly acidic. It’s a good idea to use a lot of peat moss when planting them.
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Here are some books at Amazon that I recommend to get you started:
All New Square Foot Gardening
The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production…
The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It