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Sweet! The All-Strawberry Guide

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Welcome to the sweet world of the most beloved of berries, the strawberry! The berry we’ve come to know and love is actually the product of two different species from the Americas, so it’s a genuinely home-grown treat. You’ll appreciate the genius that…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
"Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." Dr. William Butler, 17th century This admiring sentiment about the lovely strawberry remains true to this day. Imagine plucking one straight from the plant, bright red, warm from the sunshine and perfectly ripened—what could…  READ MORE right arrow
Basket of fresh strawberries

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Organic strawberries
There are three types of strawberries, each with many varieties to choose from. These types are day-neutral, everbearing, and June-bearing. All strawberry plants produce runners to reproduce, but some types have more runners than others. Day-neutral: These plants are, as their name suggests, not dependent on the length of…  READ MORE right arrow
Planted strawberry seedlings
You can grow strawberries from seeds, but it’s much more common and effective to buy potted plants or bare roots. You can buy plants at local nurseries or box stores, but you’ll largely have to buy seeds and bare roots online. When starting from seeds, sow them directly…  READ MORE right arrow
Strawberries in open ground
You have plenty of choices for growing strawberries, depending on preference and availability of garden space. For those with limited space, it’s easy to grow strawberries in hanging baskets, though in order to get more than a token harvest you’ll need to have several baskets. Alternately, you…  READ MORE right arrow

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