Is it too late to renovate my June-bearing strawberries

Asked August 21, 2019, 1:12 PM EDT

I have a strawberry patch that I planted a couple of years ago and have never renovated it (I did let it expand from half a 4x8 raised bed to the whole raised bed). I can do it this weekend, but I'm wondering if I'm already too late in the season. I'm in North Portland. Thank you!

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for using Ask an Expert for help with your strawberries.

Generally, the beginning of August is the end date for renovation, but I would risk it for this weekend, given that the past few years have stretched into a warm fall. If you think that this year will follow that pattern, I say go for it.

For a full description of strawberry bed renovation, check out Growing Strawberries in Your Home Garden (

Enjoy the rest of our gardening year,