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Our Strawberry bed has been many things over the years. It started as our Herb Bed and did well for a number of years. Then it became a Strawberry Bed for a couple of years. It was also an intern training bed where Master Gardener Interns learned and practiced some of the information they learn in the training classes. Then the Vegetable Bedheads decided they needed more room for the vegetables and so moved their tomatoes into the bed and it became a Tomato Bed for 2-3 years.
We decided to transition the bed back to a Strawberry Bed in 2021 for a couple of reasons. One reason is the two adjoining beds are both berry beds (Blueberry and Blackberry) and so it made sense to make the middle bed another berry bed. A second reason is that strawberries are a low growing crop. We wanted the plants in this middle bed to be short because we have beautiful Butterfly Garden in the beds just behind our berry beds. No one could see any of the gorgeous flowers we have in the Butterfly Garden because of the tall plants in the first row of beds.
So now we have the best of both worlds… a great crop of strawberries and visitors to the Extension Office and our Master Gardens can now get a glimpse of our Butterfly Garden.
Below is a list of all of the strawberry plants we have chosen for our Strawberry Bed.
|Keith has been a member of CBMGA since its inception and probably knows more about plants than the combined knowledge of the rest of our Master Gardeners. Keith has served numerous roles including teaching incoming member interns. Thanks Keith and all the other Master Gardeners that have helped to put together our strawberry bed.|
|Information on this page is from Missouri Botanical Gardens,
Dave’s Garden, All things Plants, Texas Superstar or Aggie Horticulture
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