[gardeners] strawberries

c.l. avery (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 13 Apr 2001 17:54:14

Dear David,
  I would suggest that you plant alpine strawberries there at the new site.  
They don't require any care once you get them in good dirt and you don't 
have to dig them up and replace them every 3 years or mulch with hay etc.  
They bear fruit from May til first frost.  I have 2 alpine strawberry beds 
on a steep incline and they are working well to hold the bank in place.  
Plus I get to pick and eat delish sweet fruits!


PS:  the kind I planted are called Rugen Improved from Bluestone Perennials. 
  There are several other kinds of alpines including a yellow one.
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