Strawberry Planting Instructions
Strawberries do best in well-drained soil. Work the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. If possible add peat moss and compost/manure for a rich soil. Plant bare root strawberries as soon as possible after purchase. If there will be a delay, store the plants in a refrigerator as they can be stored up to a month without damaging plant tissue. Soak the roots in warm water for 30 minutes before planting. Ideal plant spacing needs to be 12 to 18 inches.
Frequently asked Questions
Can I grow these in my area?
- To find out if a plant will grow in you area you need to Google your hardiness zone and check that with hardiness zone for the plant. You can also look at the USDA or the Department of Agriculture in your area.
What is a bare root plant?
- It is in a dormant state and is shipped with no soil.
I see mold on my bare roots, will it be ok?
- Yes it will be ok. Just wash it off in some warm (not hot) water.