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by Meg on September 19, 2005 06:10 PM
I bought this plant in the spring, but it was kinda cold out to put it out right away.. so I left it in the house. I put it in a really big pot.. it was tiny compared to the size of the pot. When it got warm, I sat it outside, and at first, it nearly died.. it must not have liked the temp. diff. from in to out. [Roll Eyes] Anyways, it really took off, eventually, tho I never did get strawberries from it. It started looking good, late summer. So, should I leave it out over the winter, or bring it in, or what? I know, it's early.. but fall can be unpredictable.. just waiting for the frost to come, and it's still 90F during the day.

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by tkhooper on September 21, 2005 10:44 PM
I'd leave it out Meg but that's just me. I know they over winter in Washington State just fine out doors so I don't think freezing temps or even snow are going to bother it that much.
by tamara on September 22, 2005 06:38 PM
It takes two years for a young strawberry plant to give fruit. Overwinter it and replant the suckers that are growing off of it for more plants.

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by weezie13 on September 22, 2005 07:45 PM
Yep, leave it out...
They over winter nicely..
**When I first started growing strawberries...
I didn't get a chance to plant a 6~pack that
I'd boughten..., I left them there, I think I
only covered them with a outdoor cart and
some chopped leaves**

They over wintered fine, and they're over
running me, I have two patches and ready
to make somemore patches of them...

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by Meg on September 22, 2005 09:02 PM
But, they *are* in a pot. I didn't want them to spread all over. Will being in a pot make it not so good to leave them out? Or still ok? (I ask because I know that potted plants usually have to be brought in, as they don't keep the temperature that being in the ground does.)

Meg

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by weezie13 on September 22, 2005 09:28 PM
Mine were only in a 6~pack container
and I'm a colder region than you are...

If you were feeling uncomfortable about
leaving them out, don't...

And if you want to feel better about leaving
them out, put the pot/container on the ground... bump up some chopped leaf mulch around the pot/container..up to rim, but say NOT on top of it...and keep good snow cover on it..

Strawberries are a very resilant plant...
Mine have been abused.. and still produce..

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by weezie13 on September 22, 2005 09:32 PM
and I don't bring in any potted plant,
unless it's an annual or a bulb type like
a begonia..
Any of my perennials over winter outside,
on the ground and maybe some chopped leaves
and some good ole snow cover..

Snow cover is very important to perennials..
believe it or not, I"d love to have 3ft of snow
on top of all my perennials until March 15th..
and then a slow thaw til end of April..
*dream world here*

but snow is what keeps your plants from
dying in the winter...

It's when there's not alot of snow
and freezing below wind chill factors
that actually kill plants...

Snow is a great insulator..

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Meg on September 22, 2005 11:43 PM
Thank you muchly weezie. [Smile]

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by weezie13 on September 23, 2005 12:01 AM
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