We all know that nothing compares to sun-ripened strawberries, home-grown in your own backyard. Well, spring has sprung, so it’s ripe time to begin planning your future crop.
On today’s Growing on the High Plains, it’s strawberry fields forever. We’ll talk about the best growing locations, soil conditions, mulching options, and available varieties. Whether you solely seek an occasional shortcake, or if jam is your jam, you can find the very berry to suit your sweet tooth and culinary cravings. Just remember that growing strawberries is a long game, and significant fruit production is unlikely in the first year as they root down. But with a little simple planning and maintenance, you’ll be reaping the fruits of your labor for years to come.