We planted two sets of 25 each of Earliglow and Jewel strawberries back in June. After I weeded them a couple months ago, they seem to found a new burst of growth. A few of the EG have sent out some runners, while Jewel haven’t. But those have sent out long stems with big leaves on them.
A few questions. I’ve noticed that since we’ve had a couple of freezes, that the plants’ leaves are still green, and they even look like they’re still growing. Is this to be expected all winter, that is, will the leaves stay green, and will they keep growing?
Also, will these plants eventually need to be covered, like when the temps drop down into the twenties or below? I have some extra straw if need be. What happens if they aren’t covered?
And, I’ve read that strawbs do produce better if they are fertilized in the late summer/early fall. Would it be too late to fert them now, would this cause them to not to go into dormancy?
Thanks for the replies.