Strawberry plants are mulched once or twice a year for two very important reasons. In climates with cold winters, mulch is heaped over strawberry plants in late fall or early winter to protect the plant’s root and crown from the cold and extreme temperature fluctuations. Chopped up straw is normally used to mulch strawberries. This mulch is then removed in early spring. After the plants have leafed out in spring, many farmers and gardeners choose to add another thin layer of fresh straw mulch under and around the plants.
i believe him that this would work but like he said in the vid ,the key is to just cover them and not pile it too thick. i use wood chips even around my veggies in the garden and i lightly cover planted seeds with wood chips and they easily push thru it but i only cover with maybe 1/2in. of light stuff with no bigger pieces. helps keep moisture around the plants and breaks down completely by fall when i turn it into the soil.
Joshua Bertram wrote:I'm impatient.
Chris Holcombe wrote:How capable are strawberry plants at pushing through mulch? Should I mulch around them or just bury them in the fall and expect they’ll push through it?