[NAFEX] Strawberry mulch
luffmanm at AGR.GC.CA
Wed Nov 1 09:06:23 EST 2006
Hello. I concur with these recommendations.
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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of William Freels
Sent: October 31, 2006 6:12 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Strawberry mulch
My father was one of the most successful at raising strawberries in Western
Kentucky in the 1940s.
The straw was scattered 1" deep over the matted row during the first
freeze. This kept the plants from freezing out of the ground during the
freezing and thawing that happened many times during the winter.
This straw was raked to the middles, between the matted rows, as soon as
freezing weather was over.
This straw in the middles kept the ground less muddy for the pickers.
Seems like picking time was always cold and rainy weather This straw
sometimes would be the reason that pickers were working in my father's
fields instead of the neighbor's ( no straw ) fields that were really bad.
Best regards, Bill Freels, Paducah, Ky
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark or Helen Angermayer" <hangermayer at isp.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:50 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Strawberry mulch
> Any ideas on the best time to mulch strawberries? We've had a strawberry
> patch for three years now and never winter mulched. This year I'm trying
> do things right. Jim's mentioned he's had good results with pine needles
> mulch so I thought I'd give them a try. I've been able to aquire bags of
> needles but don't know when to put them on. How much should the plants
> back before I cover them? (So far the plants' foliage is as green as
> we've only had lows of 30F. And trees are losing their leaves but not
> dormant.) Also after covering up the plants, do you have to remove the
> mulch in the springtime, or will the strawberry plants push up through the
> mulch pack?
> Mark Angermayer
> Zone 5 Kansas
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