Winter Protection for Strawberries

Mid-November is the time to apply mulch to strawberry beds to protect them through the winter.  Clean, weed-free oat, wheat or soybean straw or chopped cornstalks should be applied in a 3 to 5 inch layer to protect the plants and next season's crop.  Read more in the ISU Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 26, 2011.



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