Another silly question which I'm sure has been asked before, but as my strawberry plants have come to an end, I'm wondering how to protect them over the winter months.
Mine our in hanging baskets and I've read a few things online about, cutting off old leaves, covering/wrapping them up and placing them somewhere were the wind and cold won't get to them. Is this right?
cheers for the help.
Strawberries are perennial plants so will die back and regrow the following year. Apart from tidying them up I don't do anything with mine which are in the ground on the plot. Some people do cover them with straw.
I'm not sure if ones in containers and hanging baskets should be dealt with differently but I think I would do what what you say here.
I potted some runners up in small pots a couple of years ago and left them out on the allotment. They got frozen, waterlogged and then covered in snow for some time - they were absolutely fine and grew into good plants when I planted them out.