For many years now we have been planting strawberries in August. This is a very busy time of the year for us, and the conditions are difficult because it is so hot.
After discussions with the nursery that produces the plants, we are trying a new planting time in late October and early November. The nursery plants are grown at high elevation, dug fresh from the field and delivered to us at this time. There will still be time for the plants to establish and grow some good roots before the winter cold sets in. On the farm it will be easier, as we will have more time to devote to the crop. We are expecting plants in four weeks to help us gap us some losses from the August planting.