Grow your own Strawberries

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You’ve gotta love strawberries! Even mountain ranges and municipalities have been named after this highly sought-after fruit! Just as well, then, that strawberries grow very well in a wide range of temperate settings: from seaside areas to the woods and mountains in both hemispheres. You might not be so familiar with their Latin name, “Fragaria” – the more formal term for the genus of fruiting plants within the rose family. The popular name “strawberry” actually comes from early market packaging 500 years ago on the streets of London. The plants, grown mulched with straw, were then sold on the streets by children who threaded the ripe berries on a mulch straw.

Source: Urban Garden Magazine

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