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Old 01/13/04, 10:14 PM
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Will strawberries grow in a cold frame?

A few threads down I mentioned that I have some strawberry barrels and some of them have strawberry plants growing out of them already. Well I got to wondering if I built a small hoop house right fast and place these 3 strawberry barrels inside would I get to eat strawberries this winter? Anybody out there with strawberry plants in a cold frame?

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Old 01/13/04, 11:12 PM
 
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A few threads down I mentioned that I have some strawberry barrels and some of them have strawberry plants growing out of them already. Well I got to wondering if I built a small hoop house right fast and place these 3 strawberry barrels inside would I get to eat strawberries this winter? Anybody out there with strawberry plants in a cold frame?
I have no personal experience with greenhouse strawberries but I do grow some tomatoes inside the house in the Winter just for something to do. I can tell you from my experience with tomatoes that any fruit that you might get off of your strawberries would not be worth the time and expense------they would be few, small and tasteless---------They need the hot warm sunlight to properly make sugar.
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Old 01/14/04, 09:29 AM
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Manny you think maybe if I placed a heat lamp on a timer to extend both the daylight and heat it may make those strawberries taste better? Just a thought. I've been wanting to build a large cold frame and try my luck at growing salad greens inside, and to use to start seedling early for my garden. Plus build minnie cold frames directly over my individual veggie beds, but I probably wouldn't put heat lamps inside those.

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Manny you think maybe if I placed a heat lamp on a timer to extend both the daylight and heat it may make those strawberries taste better? Just a thought. I've been wanting to build a large cold frame and try my luck at growing salad greens inside, and to use to start seedling early for my garden. Plus build minnie cold frames directly over my individual veggie beds, but I probably wouldn't put heat lamps inside those.
It might work for strawberries but YEE GADS! think of the expense! The Winter here in Oklahoma isn't that long that you have to fool Mother Nature that much------stick with the greens, mine seem to be doing pretty good in my cold frame. Besides, the end of next month will be pepper starting time and then a couple of weeks after will be tomatoes, plenty of occupants for your cold frame. Use your cold frames to start the cole crops now and if you want to protect some of your early row crops just use wire hoops with plastic sheeting over them, not "cold frames".
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