When i first moved to upstate New York, I asked the simple question: When do I plant? In a previous post I talked about getting information from traditional resources. I'll list all of the bits of information I received and then what I, years later, do.
When can I put plants out?
Plants can go out after May 15th
You can put them out on Memorial day
The first week of June
When is the last snow?
And then I met a little old lady that told me she saw snow, as a child, on June 12th.
I usually have 100 ever bearing strawberry plants. I used to grow golf ball size annual strawberries but I found that slugs loved them more that I did. I got tired of getting excited about seeing a golf ball size strawberry grow only o see a slug on it when i went o pick it. The ever bearing are nice because they are constant source of supply of little flavor bombs. If I'm having a bad day, I just pop a couple in my mouth and things seem better.
I have deep beds so the strawberry roots can get plenty of water.