Asked on May 3, 2017

Should I put straw under my strawberry plants?

CarolJw_7101187C.B.
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I planted strawberries and the berries are on the ground. Should I put straw under the plant to keep the berries from being in the dirt?
5 answers
  • You can, just a matter of preference. I don't but my patch isn't that big.
  • Bulldog
    on May 3, 2017

    I don't and it seem s to be fine
  • C.B.
    on May 3, 2017

    Yes, that's a good plan & it will add material to the soil once it deteriorates! I think it would also improve the look of the garden spot as well! Happy Gardening!
  • Jw_7101187
    on May 3, 2017

    Yes. In Canada we cover our plants with straw for the winter, then slide it under in the spring. Keeps weeds down. Straw down the row also helps you have something soft to kneel on when picking.
  • Carol
    on May 3, 2017

    In Missouri we do the same. It is a good mulch and weed control.
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