Asked on May 18, 2019

How will a strawberry plant survive the winter if planted in box?

Lyle BirnieSuzanne McGuireVickymcreations


I have a garden box with about 18 inches of dirt. Will a strawberry plant survive the winter if covered well?

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on May 18, 2019

    Probably not but call your local nursery to get more information for your area and project.

  • Cindy
    on May 18, 2019

    Hi Lyle. I have strawberries in my raised garden and they do just fine thru the winter. After your first frost, cut the plants down to the ground. Leave the roots intact. I cover my plants with mulch and cardboard. After the last frost in the Spring, I uncover them and they come right back. Good luck with yours.

  • Vickymcreations
    on May 18, 2019

    Ours do with no protection- but we live in the UK where tempratures freeze overnight but during the day tempratures are about 3-4 degrees celsius in winter. I think it's a great idea to ask at your local garden center to fnd advice fir your area

  • Suzanne McGuire
    on May 23, 2019

    I have all my strawberry plants in raised beds. I add a layer of leaves in the Fall to protect them somewhat. My beds are around 18 inches off the ground made of 4x4 PT boards. I've not had an issue with them not surviving and I live in zone 5a (Iowa).

  • Lyle Birnie
    on May 23, 2019

    Thank you for answering. I live in Alberta were it gets as cold as 35 below zero

    I plan on covering with lots of straw and wrap with a insulated tarp.

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