Here’s another excellent how-to video from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension — this time, on planting strawberries.

Strawberries are usually planted in May or June, so now is a great time to start planning. It will take a year before you can actually pick them, says David Handley, the Cooperative Extension’s vegetable and small fruit specialist, who shows you step-by-step how and where to plant your first plants.

Handley’s really comprehensive guide has more videos — including how to prepare the soil (pH matters), what kinds of varieties to use, and how to use mulch to protect your plants in the winter.

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Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...