Grow Strawberries in Phoenix Arizona

Grow Strawberries in Phoenix Arizona

Strawberry Plant

Strawberry Plant

Thoughts of sweet juicy homegrown berries is what inspires just about everyone to try growing their own strawberries. Yes, strawberries can be grown successfully in the low desert.

The first strawberries we planted in our raised garden bed didn’t make it very long. Timing is really important and I know that I planted our first try at strawberries much too late in the season. Bare root strawberries should be put in the ground in November in Phoenix. You can usually find strawberry plants at local nurseries November – March.

Our second attempt at growing strawberries we planted five Everbearing strawberry plants in February. They flowered in the month of February. Update: As of March several of the

Strawberry

Strawberry

plants have tiny green berries and one of the berries is just starting to turn red. We have successfully grown strawberries for four years now. Timing was key, as well as providing shade in the summer months. We use straw as a mulch.

Our first strawberry was fully ripe and ready to eat by mid March. By April we’ve had a handful of sweet ripe strawberries to eat, much better than those found at the grocery store. The plants themselves have grown in size too.

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