How to grow your own strawberries
Happiness is a strawberry patch! Get our no-fail guide on growing your own, plus the best varieties for your location
The front yard may seem an unlikely spot for a strawberry patch, but it made perfect sense to Abe. The space was sunny and big enough for strawberries, and the plants—pretty, green, and neat—would look great in front of his Westchester neighborhood house. So he cleared and leveled the slightly sloped yard, mail-ordered bare-root plants, and started planting.
In mild-winter areas, plant standard strawberries from bare-root stock in late winter or early spring. In cold climates, wait until spring to plant.