When is the best time to move strawberry plants?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 07, 2018

    Hi Mar,

    Here's a great article that should help you. Wishing you the best & enjoy all of those extra strawberrie! Yum!

    https://practicalselfreliance.com/transplanting-strawberries/

  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Nov 07, 2018

    You can move them now, but mulch them heavily after thorough watering.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 07, 2018

    It all depends on the weather where you live. If you moved them to a different location right now where I live, they would have no time to establish themselves before the ground would freeze. We are already down in the love thirties during the day. If you are taking them in the house, do it now and you should be fine.

  • Cindy Cindy on Nov 07, 2018

    Hi Mar. My name is Cindy. You will need to cut them back now. (before frost hits) Leave the root systems intact. Put at least 3" or 4" of mulch on top of the roots. Instead of mulch, you could put cardboard on them, that's what I do. Put large rocks on top of the cardboard to hold it in place for the winter. In the Spring, when the threat of frost is past, is the best time to move them. The most important part of this whole plan is to keep the roots intact. There's nothing like home grown strawberries, right? Good luck from Cindy.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Nov 08, 2018

    Now is a good time to move them and if you have a light winter I've taken the shoots and transplanted in January. Just make sure when you're done the soil is covered with mulch.


    https://www.gardenupgreen.com/2018/07/tips-for-gathering-garden-mulch.html

  • Lisa Sinclair Lisa Sinclair on Nov 10, 2018

    Late fall or early spring. A good rule of thumb is to transplant when the month has an "r" in it's name ( old farmer's almanac) this rule of thumb has never let us down.