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Winterizing Strawberries and Asparagus #676365

Asked 2020-10-17 18:16:28

I planted asparagus and strawberries this Spring and the plants have all done well. The strawberries were everbearing and continued generating fruit until last week. I want to give the asparagus and strawberries the best chance of returning successfully next year. What should I do to winterize them? Peace - Jerry

Ramsey County Minnesota

Expert Response

Both should be mulched to protect the crowns over the winter.  Do not cut back.  You can use leaves or straw for mulch.  I used to just dump the leaves picked up and partially chopped by my mower as mulch.  It stays in place better than whole leaves. Remove in the spring.

Barbara Harlan Replied 2020-10-17 20:58:52

Thanks!

That’s was I was planning on doing, but I was considering cutting back the asparagus.  Glad I didn’t choose to do that!

Peace - Jerry

 

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Organ, Jerome M. Replied 2020-10-17 23:23:14

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