Saturday, December 17, 2011
Saving Strawberry Crowns
This past spring, I purchased a couple dozen Seascape strawberry crowns for the garden. Of course at the time, I had no idea that we would be moving 9 months later. Half of the plants where transplants into one of my raised beds and the rest were grown in pots. This past weekend, I decided to dig up the latter to take with us. Hopefully the future (currently unknown) owners of our home will enjoy the ones in the garden.
I bundled these up in some potting soil for the winter and am crossing my fingers that I'll have a place to transplant them this upcoming spring.
My plants didn't produce many runners this year but I did pot up these four. I'll take these with me as well.
Regarding other perennials that are still in the garden, my beautiful raspberries and cranberries will have to stay behind. However, if the house doesn't sell by late winter, I might take some raspberry cuttings and try to root them. My potted fig trees are coming with us and I think I'll dig up my one rhubarb plant this weekend. The crown is 2 years old and I haven't been able to harvest from it yet. As I far as my asparagus plants are concerned, they will have to stay, which is a shame since I planted them in the spring of 2010 and by this spring, we most likely would have gotten a decent crop. Oh well.
What would you do? Would you leave your edible perennials behind try to take as many of them as your can with you?