Can I Leave Wild Strawberry Plants in Vegetable Garden?

I have just raked my veggie garden out so that I can start planting soon. I discovered that under all those leaves and pine needles I have lots of wild strawberries growing. If I leave them and plant my veggies, will they bother the veggies at all? Or should I pull them out and make sure they stay out?

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By Alex from Lake City, MI

April 7, 20110 found this helpful

I don't see why not, on leaving them. As long as any other vegetable doesn't get crowded out by them or vice versa, you have some free food going there :).

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April 11, 20110 found this helpful

They will take over everything and be very difficult to get rid of. I would stop them, now!

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