Anyone else growing strawberries in a greenstalk? We love our greenstalk and we love growing strawberries in it!! Keeping strawberries alive in your greenstalk over the winter isn’t hard with a few extra steps.
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Here is how do you overwinter strawberries in your Greenstalk
Note: If you are growing in the colder zones like 3, 4 or 5, then you will want to make sure you do all of these extra precautions to ensure your plants have the best chance of making it through the winter.
- Move your GreenStalk Vertical Garden towards your home or other heated structure for protection against really windy winter days.
- Use a frost net cover on cold nights to will help insulate the planter.
- If you’re expected extreme cold weather, move your GreenStalk to an unheated garage or shed for a limited time. This is easier with the GreenStalk Mover.
- Add straw to the top of the pockets to provide some additional protection.
- Remember to water your plants until the winter cold freezes the soil solid.
- Don’t worry about the GreenStalk Vertical Planter making it through the winter, we make it durable enough to last through the coldest winters and we back it with a 5 year warranty.
Even with the best winter care, there will be some plants that don’t make it. We typically get about 85-95% back year after year.
Strawberry plants won’t last forever, but you should be able to get 3-4 years out of one planting. When the mother plants start to decline in berry production, you may consider placing the runners/baby plants in the pockets beside the mother plants. Once the runners root in, you can remove the mother plant.