By Lillian Webster

In Kentucky, you can grow strawberries in a backyard garden or for profit. If you plan to plant at least an acre of strawberries, consider investing in a strong colony of bees to encourage pollination.

Plant strawberries in Kentucky in early spring. The plants are ready for the garden as soon as you can work the ground in March or April.

The strawberry harvest begins in May and lasts for two to three weeks. Collect all berries during this time; freeze unused strawberries to store them for future use.

Strawberries grow best in Kentucky soil that is deep and sandy. Clay soil can also be acceptable if it provides good drainage. Plant strawberries on higher ground to help them avoid frosts.