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Strawberries in raised beds / troughs

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Mar 29, 2013 12:06 pm

I saw a neat idea for growing strawberries - in a trough raised on supports. It was up about six feet - I'm thinking about making mine about four feet off the ground. I'm just wondering if the strawberry plants will be OK grown in a trough. Not sure if it will create problems with the roots. It's cold enough here that the roots could freeze but strawberries grow in cold climates where the ground freezes solid. :mrgreen:
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Re: Strawberries in raised beds / troughs

Postby CG admin » Apr 04, 2013 10:26 am

I've never tried this before. You could do a small test this year with a couple of plants to see if they will overwinter. Strawberries are pretty hardy!
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Re: Strawberries in raised beds / troughs

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Apr 05, 2013 1:57 pm

Yes Tara that was what I was thinking too! Raised beds on the ground aren't as bad as when the cold can surround the plant on all sides. But I thought it would be a cool idea.
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Re: Strawberries in raised beds / troughs

Postby Countryboy » Apr 05, 2013 6:13 pm

I don't think that would work here in ON. Unless I dropped the trough, plants and all down to the ground and covered it with straw for the Winter.

Then I saw your zone and thought Ha! . . . maybe u could harvest Strawberries all year 'round! ;) lol
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Re: Strawberries in raised beds / troughs

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Apr 11, 2013 11:39 pm

Yes "CountryBoy" - we are fairly warm here! I used to live 620 km North of here - zone 3!! So this is like Heaven!! I have often left begonias in a pot outside and the root / corm has survived!! I put my fucshia in an unheated sunroom in the Fall and it starts blooming at the end if April!
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Re: Strawberries in raised beds / troughs

Postby LittleJackie » Apr 16, 2013 11:05 am

Please post pics when you do it. :)
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