Planting fall strawberries – yum!

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“Strawberry Fields is anywhere you want to go.”— John Lennon

In home gardens, Florida strawberries can be planted in the fall, September through early November. The cooler tempuratures and shorter daylight hours are needed to produce fruit. Strawberries can be planted in raised beds or any sort of container boxes and placed to receive 8 hours of sunshine. Fruit production will not be constant, but will come in two to three cycles.

Just think of the sweet taste of strawberry shortcake, or maybe a strawberry daiquiri, on a cool February afternoon made from fresh or frozen strawberries from your our garden. Your friends and family in the colder climates would be very jealous!

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