Plant those Strawberries … Now!

My husband left strict orders this last weekend, as he left for Vegas for a soccer tournament with my 17 year old: Get the strawberry plants in the ground!

I realize we don’t all live in the same gardening zones but on the west coast, if you’re interested in a strawberry bed this year, it’s time to plant those strawberry plants – now!

Our bed is looking so winterish and sad.

I took 3 bushels (mixed varieties, sorry we didn’t write down what they are).

Separated into 2 plants each.

Pulled out the big weeds.

Replaced the hole with 2 strawberry plants.

Brilliant idea! (I give my sweet hubby credit for this!)

In a few months we’ll be reaping the benefits, looking like this.

Varieties should be replaced about every 3 years or whenever they seem to slow in vigor.

And we’ve learned if you don’t get the plants early from the store, when you think it’s time to plant, they’ll be gone. (Call your local Grange now to find out when the plants will be stocked!)

BUY YOUR PLANTS EARLY!

Have you thought about replanting new strawberry plants, or are you considering a brand new bed this year?

Here’s an excellent site that will guide you through ALL of your planting questions. I found it to be extremely helpful. And would you please come back and share your pictures with me if you get inspired to plant!?

16 comments on “Plant those Strawberries … Now!”

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  3. I wonder if I could get strawberries to grow t my house…so foggy and cold. We make it a point o go strawberry picking inland many, many times when they are in season. Did I ever tell you I have made your Strawberry bread and we L-O-V-E it!
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..Happy Crunching! A Ginger Pecan Crunch Cake =-.

  4. I have never had a garden before, but I hope to start this year! Sadly, living in MD we are still buried under a few feet of snow so I guess I won’t be planting anything anytime soon, but that will give me time to do some research! Any suggestions on books to check out? Thanks, love your site!!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Mustersoyduckney Sauce (no,thats not a typo) =-.

  5. We still have snow on the ground and more is headed this way {Illinois}. I only have a perrenial flower garden now, but might put a few veggies in pots on my deck. I do miss my big veggie garden but my RA and bad back has made me ease up on gardening. Enjoy those berries!

  6. If you live in Southern Oregon, another thing to plant in February is snap peas. My hubby got them planted last week. He will plant another row next week. Most of them never make it inot the house. We stand in the garden and eat them while we talk about our day.
    Thankyou for letting me be a part of reaping the benefits from your berries. We enjoyed the jam you gave us.

  7. I don’t have a garden, so when yours are all plump and ready, just go ahead and mail me some, mkay?!
    .-= the BLAH BLAH BLAHger´s last blog ..Tool Talk Tuesday featuring Centsational Girl =-.

  8. with thoughts of gardening, I wish I lived on the west coast!! ha ha! We still have a good two months to go before any kind of planting can even start to begin!
    .-= grace´s last blog ..The Adventure Continues, Skim vs. 2% =-.

  9. I nominated you for a blogging award! Here’s the site so you can read my post and pass the award along!

    http://frommytinykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-101-blog-award.html
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Happy 101 Blog Award! =-.

  10. I was thinking about planting strawberries, but wasn’t sure if my strawberry planter pot would actually work with them. Do you have any advice on using those? I’m container gardening this year since we moved, and are still renting. Hopefully next year though, we can plant them into the ground.

    Blessings!
    -Sarah
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Recipe Share Party =-.

  11. I would love to someday plant some strawberries. Probably not this year though.

  12. Oh, I wish that I could see the ground here in South Dakota. We are still buried under many feet of snow. I can’t wait to start gardening this spring when all of the snow goes away.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..You Are =-.

  13. I need to look and see what gardening I’m going to do this year. I think unfortunately it will only be container gardening as they are doing things to my yard. Ugh! :(
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Getting Your Kids to Live Frugally =-.

  14. We just bought two strawberry pots last night at Lowes to fill with plants and hope to return this weekend to purchase more for the fruit bed. I have not planted strawberries before, so we are all excited! I have read your post before on Strawberries and yours always do so well!

    Jennifer
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Audley’s Valentine =-.

  15. Hi Sandy, we will have to do a brand new batch this year. Our Lab got into our garden and dug up what strawberry plants we had left. :( It was even fenced off.
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  16. I smiled as I read this up here in Nova Scotia, Canada, where we just had ANOTHER big dump of snow yesterday. My garden’s are all buried…and will be for awhile. However…I enjoy a gardening post any time of year. :)
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Comfort Food Sunday =-.

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