Winter Protection for Strawberries

News Article

Mid-November is the time to apply mulch to strawberry beds to protect them through the winter.  Clean, weed-free oat, wheat or soybean straw or chopped cornstalks should be applied in a 3 to 5 inch layer to protect the plants and next season's crop.  Read more in the ISU Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 26, 2011.