How to Store Strawberry Plants Until it's Time to Plant

Overview

Strawberries are one of the most popular summer fruits because of their sweet taste and versatility. Unfortunately, it can be expensive to buy fresh strawberries from your local grocery store. If you love strawberries but hate the price, you might want to consider growing your own in the garden at home. They are easy to grow and can produce a good harvest to help cut down on your grocery bill. You can even buy or order the plants a few weeks in advance and store them until you are ready for planting.

Step 1

Remove the strawberry plants from the packaging.

Step 2

Place the plants in a plastic bag large enough to accommodate all the plants. You can use multiple bags if necessary.

Step 3

Add peat moss or another moist organic material around the roots of the plants.

Step 4

Place the bagged plants in a refrigerator with a temperature of between 32 degrees and 40 degrees F. Make sure to position the plants so that the organic material stays around the roots of the plant.

Step 5

Check the plants periodically to ensure the roots are still covered. Add more organic material if necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Strawberry plants
  • Plastic bag
  • Peat poss or other moist organic material
  • Refrigerator

References

  • Iowa State University Extension: Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
  • Resources for Home Gardening: Growing Strawberries
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