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JayLee1919

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Mulch Covers and Second Year of Strawberries
« on: April 20, 2021, 01:03:54 am »
Last year I planted six strawberry plants in my Original Earth Box.  At the end of the season, I cut the plants down to the crown and drained the box.  I stored the box in my unheated garage.  In the early spring my plants started to grow.  Today I did the re-fertilizer thing.  I want to apply a new mulch cover but can't quite figure out how to get those holes properly positioned over the plants because they are really taking off.  I tried it once and already wasted one cover--along with breaking many plant stems.  I'm thinking of trimming the plants close to the soil--even though I have some growth with flowers on it already--to make the positioning easier.  It will grow back, and its still early.  I'm in Pennsylvania, and its even supposed to snow this week. Any suggestions?  I did think of digging up the plants and then replanting after the mulch cover is on...but decided not to do that. HELP! :-\

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Re: Mulch Covers and Second Year of Strawberries
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 10:13:27 am »
That is one of the issues growing perennial crops in the EarthBox. There isn't a good/easy solution. Your thoughts on trimming the plants back is a great idea.
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