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Organic/Natural farming strawberries books/resources?

 
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Ciao permies!
next spring I would like to plant strawberries on my vegetable garden. I have a quite big surface to cover with strawberries on ground and "out of ground" (shelves?).

I would like to try growing strawberries before more plants.

Is there any book  you suggest or info resource (website/pdf) about growing organic strawberries?

Thanks from a very rainy Italy,
F.
 
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Strawberries have been the bane of my existence, at least as gardening is concerned.  I've had absolutely zero success in keeping my transplants from my germinating alive and my germination success rate has been about 5%.  I've had OK results from buying plants but the damned squirrels have gotten just about all the berries I have grown.  I'll be watching this thread to get help, too.

As an aside (I'm great with those), I think Rome is my absolute favourite city.  I only visited once for a little over a week, but I was smitten.  I don't speak any Italian at all and I was so impressed and grateful that every Italian I met was so patient with me as I murdered your language.  I know a little French, so I could recognise the meaning of many of the words, but the pronunciation was completely foreign to me.  I actually worked in the US for ZAPI for about a year; they're up near Parma.  Italians have made a very positive impression on me and I'd highly recommend it as a vacation destination.  
 
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