Strawberries: Grow in The Vegetable Garden

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Strawberries grown in your vegetable garden can be a health benefit as well as save you money. Do you like fresh grown strawberries when they come in season? Do you like the health benefits from eating them? Would you like to save money while eating though fresh grown healthy strawberries? Oh my goodness, strawberries are an easy crop to grow in the vegetable garden. Who says the garden is only for vegetables? It is about feeding your family nutritious food and saving money. Strawberries are low in calorie and high in vitamin C.

The health benefits of strawberries, according to World’s Healthiest Foods; “Given their unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, it’s not surprising to see strong research support for strawberry health benefits in three major areas:

 (1) cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases

 (2) improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, and

 (3) prevention of certain cancer types including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.”

Now, do you understand there are different types of strawberries to grow in your vegetable garden? For years, it was this authors understanding, there was only one the type of strawberries, the ones you pick in June. Of course, that is subject to the planting zone you live in, for us in the Midwest USA, it is approximately late May or Early June.

Here are a few, however different varieties of strawberries to grow in your vegetable garden.

Junebearer Strawberry Varieties

  • Wendy-Zones 3-8

  • Earliglow-Zones 4-8

  • Annapolis-Zones 3-8

  • Cavendish-Zones 3-8

  • Honeoye-Zones 3-8

  • Jewel-Zones 4-8

  • Sparkle-Zones 3-8

  • Cabot-Zones 4-8

Everbearer Strawberry Varieties

  • Seascape-Zones 4-8

  • Ozark Beauty-Zones 3-8

  • Ogallala-Zones 3-8

  • Fort Laramie-Zones 3-7

  • Tristar-Zones 4-8

***Unlike Junebearers, Everbearer strawberries, with new plants set out it is required that you plant them 12-inches-15-inches apart, snip off all blossom clusters and cut off all runners as they form.

Depending on where you live, not all strawberries may be available to you. On the other hand, you could live in a restricted space available area and have to work a bit harder how to garden strawberries. If you live in a space-restricted area, try raised beds or hanging planters, everbearers would be a good choice for them. OK, have you picked the variety of strawberries to research and grow in the vegetable garden? Homegrown strawberries are the best.

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