I’m thinking of putting some Alpine Strawberry plants I’ve ordered in my “barrier hedge” between my asparagus bed and the lawn (roughly speaking). It’s been quite awhile since I’ve grown them and don’t remember how thick they grow. How close might I plant them to make a good thick, but healthy for the plants, patch? These are generic Alpine’s (I hadn’t yet read the posts on all the different varieties available when I ordered these).
The ones I’ve grown (red/white unknown cultivars) get about 18-24" in diameter. This is in 9b California.
Kevin- I just watched the front yard and back yard tour videos of your property on your blog (made in spring 2016). Just wanted to tell you how great your place looked and how impressed I was with all the things you are growing. And of course I’m jealous that mixed in with many of the things I have, you also have lots of citrus!! If that didn’t make me jealous enough, you also mentioned how you don’t even spray your peaches thanks to your climate. Lucky man! Anyway, you have a great variety and they all looked great. Nice videos. Hope you have another great year.
Thanks! Yes we are lucky in CA to grow all the things we can and have low disease/bug pressure.
I’m actually moving to Georgia this summer so I will get a dose of the reality you guys in the humid east have to deal with as I get things going. I do notice summer vegetables really take off though because the nights are a lot warmer than ours.
And I love citrus too much to let it go! Store bought citrus is not very good imo. I will be growing in ground in Atlanta area, obviously they will need protection. I’m hoping to build a greenhouse against a south facing wall for this.
Variety matters as some have no runners, and others it is their full time job to produce runners. I like the non running type myself for a border, as otherwise they will be groundcover.
I like alpines, and I just ordered a couple Reine des Vallees plants. In French means “Queen of the Valleys”. It is the same as the Italian Regina delle Valli. Whatever the name, this cultivar is THE standard in Europe for alpine strawberries. The major fruit exporting growers in Europe grow this variety exclusively. It is the most productive, and is right there in taste. Non running too, it forms clumps which can be separated for more plants. I’m going to grow it in a root pouch. Unless I can find a good spot.