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Old September 24, 2022   #1
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Default Everbear Strawberries

Tried these berries for the first time. Put 4- 10" pots on deck, 3 plants per pot. Still getting berries. Put empty pots beside the the berrie pots. Rooted many runners and planted them in a patch. It's so nice picking from the deck. Water about every 3 days. The nursery kept their runners cut off to improve their crop. I wanted to start an everbear patch so let them grow. Now I would like to winter over the pots. Should I bring the pots in the garage where it never freezes, or put the plants outside in the ground then re-pot in the spring? I just want to be sure I have plants for the deck next spring, the plants in the patch will be a bonus. thanks rockman
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Many years ago, I invested in a Greenhouse a Greenhouse Window off my Kitchen. That was the Smartest Investment I have ever made in my Life. But it is too small for all my Plants. If your Garage have a windows, I would put it the if you can heat that area in the cold.
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Old September 25, 2022   #3
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Thanks MrsJustice, garage has door windows only. I wasn't thinking of berries yr. around although that would be great. Now i'm just trying to keep the potted plants healthy till spring.
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Hey rockman, I don't have an answer for you, but I have been thinking more and more about growing strawberries next year. Is Everbear a specific variety of everbearing strawberries? If not, what variety do you have that has worked so well?
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Old October 4, 2022   #5
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Hi JRinPA, I traded black raspberries for strawberries in July. The runners I rooted from the original plants are producing nice berries. The last two mornings we have had frosts. I covered with sheets, so far so good. I will get the name of the everberries for you. Iv'e grown Sure Crop June berries for over 40yrs. just had good luck with them.
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Old October 6, 2022   #6
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Okay thanks. I've never grown strawberries...I remember my mom had a bed of juneberries for a few years that got outta hand when she went back to work (us kids in elem. school). But she says it wasn't just that, it was also the voles getting in them.


But I ought to try them and if I do it should be everbearing type.


And I hope you get a good answer about keeping the pots going. I have no place to overwinter anything here. The town was built off the terrain, not planning for the sun and the wind. The south-east facing window here is blocked by our carport AND the neighbors garage and gets almost zero winter sun.
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rockman, there is a fair amount of information on overwintering containerized strawberries here: https://strawberryplants.org/overwin...ugh-the-winter


It sounds like it is not recommended to try to keep them growing as it will shorten their overall lifespan. If it were me, I would leave them outside until the weather is cold enough to stop growth and put them in dormancy, then move the container into a dark corner of the unheated garage and let them rest until spring. I'm thinking that it would be hard to get enough good lighting in the garage to get production of more than a few small inferior berries in the cold, so not sure it would be worth the effort.
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Seascape is the everberrie we are growing.From the info. I checked this is the go to berrie. Hoping to give you good results in the spring(: Oh yes, the voles enjoyed my sweet potatoes this fall,so I fed them peanut butter on the trap. Thanks ddsack for the wintering info. I'm trying in our patch, a well protected area behind the pole barn, and a pot in the garage. That should get us enough plants for our deck in the spring. Hope to post some pictures then(: Thanks rockman
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This is a picture of my last picking for the year, as we've had temps in the twenties. It has been fun!
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