How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Strawberry plants can be obtained from local nurseries.
Replace your plantings with new plants from a nursery
every 2 to 3 years.
You can start new plants from your existing strawberries by letting runners set daughter plants into
clean soil in late summer. Be sure to start daughter plants only from healthy mother plants and remove
all parts of the mother plants after the daughters are started. Dig up these new plants in October,
shake the soil from their roots, remove all but two healthy leaves, and place them in thin plastic
sandwich bags. Hold them in a refrigerator for 10 to 15 days, then plant them into clean, prepared
When planting, make sure to spread the roots out before firming the soil around the plant. Keep
the growing point above the soil line. Space plants about 12 inches apart in each row with rows about
12 inches apart in two-row beds, and stagger the plants in the two rows to give them maximum
room. In single-row beds, space plants about 10 inches apart.
new plants by letting runners set daughter plants