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Strawberry Plants

We started a new strawberry bed last year. When should we remove the straw we covered the bed with last fall? We put a pretty good cover of straw on last fall after the ground froze. Now we’re not sure when to remove it. Thanks. We live in SW Iowa – zone 5.

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 02/21/2014 @ 8:55 pm

Once you begin to see growth on the plants in spring, you can clear away the mulch. However, I would keep it nearby just in case freezing temps are expected so you can recover them if needed.

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