Planting Bare Root Strawberries

One of the things that I’ve been most excited to do in my new planting space is to start growing food again. I soon began dreaming of fresh strawberries, so I made an order of 500 bare root plants.

Upon arrival, I definitely became concerned that I may have gone overboard. These bundles of ‘Darselect’ strawberry looked quite intimidating.

I immediately got to work tilling a garden bed and planting each bare root. Fortunately, the weather was really nice throughout the entire day.

I probably planted the roots much closer than recommended. I generally tend to plant everything in the garden very close together. The most effective planting technique proved to be placing each row in a trench of sorts, and then covering the soil. From start to finish, it took just about 2 hours to plant the entire box of roots.

I’m really excited to see my strawberry patch start to turn green. I’m a little worried about keeping the weeds at bay, but I’m certain that I’ll be up to the task. What do you think? Any suggestions? Have you ever grown ‘Darselect’ strawberry before? I’d love to hear all about your experiences down in the comment section below. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the blog! I hope that you’re having a great day!

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