I ordered 50 strawberry plants to get in the ground this fall, thinking that they could get a little jump on their spring growth. They arrived today, December 20th. Last year at this time we were covered with a thick layer of ice, but strangely today it was warm enough to plant. For all the garden planning and wishing that I do every winter, it was a pleasure to do something this time of year. I'll let you know if the little guys survive until spring.