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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Lidl fruit plants Reply with quote

I bought 2 gooseberry plants and 6 strawberry plants this morning in Lidl and just wondering if they can be planted out now straight away. Well I presume the gooseberries can so mainly wondering about the strawberries. Presuming they have been inside for quite a while, will the cold effect them? What any late frost that we might get?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michelle
I would get both gooseberry and strawberrys planted to their final positions now.
Both fruits are quite hardy and will stand a little frost, I renewed my strawberry bed last Sept/Oct by rooting runners in pots and planting out in new bed when they had rooted well in the pot. They came through one of the coldest winters (-12C) we've had in Scotland for quite a few years and are now starting to grow on Keep the strawberrys outside in a cold frame or a sheltered spot for a few days to let them acclimatise after being in the store..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Jock, I still have them sitting in the hall, wondering what I'd do with them. I'll get them outside so if the rain ever stop's- downpour here at the moment.

Seems like all I'm doing these days is ask questions here, but one more- Will I get fruit from these plants this year? The strawberry plants are about 6-8in tall and the gooseberries about 18in.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To clear things up a bit there is more on Irish gooseberry growing here michelle M.......... Gooseberry growing, a fruit suited to Ireland
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The Irish Strawberry -- How to grow strawberries in Ireland.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks GPI again, Embarassed I had forgotten to do a search for gooseberries. I had already read about the strawberries twice, and after reading it a 3rd time, i still find it confusing. I don't know what category my strawberries fall into or can't seem to get my head round the ways of planting. Maybe I'm not suited to strawberries!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the named variety of strawberry you bought michelle M?
Maybe we can tell you what category your strawberries fall into.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The strawberries are Elsanta, so hopefully someone can tell me.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they're lovely, fat and red, but they only appear at christmas.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so sad i missed all the plants etc,they had completly gone by the time i got there,i was hoping to get some of every thing to try and grow,shows how many are taking up growing their own fruit and veg,all that was left was 2 rubarb leaves
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
they're lovely, fat and red, but they only appear at christmas.


Joker Laughing Elsanta are one of the main varities for sale in the tesco shop bought punnets. They are Dutch bred I think.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Sunny Thomson wrote:
medieval knievel wrote:
they're lovely, fat and red, but they only appear at christmas.


Joker Laughing Elsanta are one of the main varities for sale in the tesco shop bought punnets. They are Dutch bred I think.


I'm glad you put that straight, Dr Sunny Thompson. That really had me going. I was getting worried there. Stll we could have had strawberries and cream after christmas dinner Laughing
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