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We would like to expand our berry garden. Can I propagate new plants this time of year ? We have, red-white-black currents, goose berries, haskap blue berries, strawberry. We still have lots of snow 2' plus on the ground. Minus 0 to 40 above temps.
So how can I get starts?
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Wait till after the snow.


Strawberries

Blackberries
 

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We would like to expand our berry garden. Can I propagate new plants this time of year ?
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You don't give a general location or growing zone, so it is hard at best to near impossible to offer help.
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Here in our zone 2, we do surprisingly well with some of the varieties you mention.. Some do well, others not..
Over a significant period of time we have added to, and replaced bushes with varieties that fit our zone 2 limits..
Again... Depending on your location you may have some success with varieties on either end of your zone limits..
Location, location, location makes a difference..

Every ones experience will be different..
 

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Generally speaking, for those of us who live where we have normal 4 seasons, strawberries do best when propagated in the fall, while the woody berry bushes/canes do better when propagated by cuttings in the spring although often they take a year to get established before producing in significant amounts.
 

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Hello all. Excuse me for not noting my location. Alaska, Su portion of Mat Su valley. North of Anchorage but not far enough.
We have rabbits n neighbors have goats n chickens so access to a nice array of compost materials. I do side dress with 8-32-16.
 
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