How to Prune Strawberries and When to Cut Back

A hand uses a pruner to trim strawberry plants.

As your strawberries begin to grow, you’ll need to keep up with the maintenance. This will involve pruning and cutting back the runners. When to Cut Back Strawberries? Remove the flower stalks of June-bearing strawberry plants as they appear throughout the first growing season. More production can be expected if the plants are allowed to … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Strawberries

A major advantage to growing strawberries hydroponically is having fresh strawberries that you can harvest throughout the year. And if your strawberry plant should yield more strawberries than you can eat, you can always freeze or preserve any excess production. Below you’ll find information on how to grow hydroponic Strawberries. Learn about lighting, nutrients, pollinating, … Read more

The Best Companion Plants for Strawberries

Ripe red and unripe green strawberries on a plant.

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Crops That Benefit … Read more

How to Grow Strawberries in Pots and Containers

Strawberry plants with ripe red fruit growing in a rectangular container or planter.

Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) will lend themselves readily to container gardening in USDA Zones 3-11. They don’t require tremendous amounts of open space and their roots are relatively shallow. They can thrive in smaller containers. Pots and planters situated on a balcony or deck will suffice. Growing in containers is also a good way to protect … Read more

Blue Strawberries

Fragaria ananassa Full Sun or Slight Shade oil pH: 5.5 to 6.5 Blue GMO Strawberries Well golly gee willikers – what will they think of next?! Scientists have genetically modified Strawberries and turned them Blue ! The actual object of this endeavor is to allow the Strawberries to resist freezing temperatures. The “Blue” is a … Read more

Pine Berries Pineberry Strawberry Planting

Claims that pineberries are “the oldest strawberry variety”, have been refuted. They were actually bred by Dutch Farmers from white strawberries and several red European varieties. They arrived on the US Market circa 2012 A pineberry is smaller than a common strawberry, measuring less than an inch round when fully mature. The berries range in … Read more

Strawberry Seed Germination

Growing strawberries from seed is a challenge, a real challenge. If you’ve never grown strawberries before it is advisable to start with already established plants purchased from a reputable seller. Most varieties will send out runners from which you can propagate new plants to get your strawberry patch established and productive for years to come. … Read more

Strawberry Planting Guide

Fragaria ananassa Berry / Fruit USDA Zones All – Depend on Variety Soil pH 5.5 – 6.5 Full Sun Perennial / Can be grown as annual No garden is complete without Strawberries. One of Americas favorite “fruits”. The care and cultivation of Strawberry plants requires some care and planning, but if you weren’t fascinated by … Read more

Strawberry Root Weevil Identification and Control

Macro photo of two strawberry root weevils crawling on a raspberry fruit.

Found throughout North America, There are over 20 species of root weevils that attack strawberry in North America. Strawberry root weevils (Otiorhynchus ovatus) attack strawberries as well as raspberries, mint, fruit trees, and some ornamental plants such as rhododendrons. They are nocturnal and rarely seen during daylight hours, they do most of their damage under … Read more