Overwintering Strawberries in a Greenstalk

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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.

  1. Move your GreenStalk Vertical Garden towards your home or other heated structure for protection against really windy winter days.
  2. Use a frost net cover on cold nights to will help insulate the planter.
  3. 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.
  4. Add straw to the top of the pockets to provide some additional protection.
  5. Remember to water your plants until the winter cold freezes the soil solid.
  6. 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.

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