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EmmaKav
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: help with strawberries Reply with quote

Hi all
Silly question I know but what do I do with my strawberry plant!? I got a beautiful plant form a friend in June and planted it in a hanging basket, it did pretty well and produced a hand full of berries for me for a few weeks then the flowers started to die and go brown but the plant still seems healthy and is growing lots of runners. So what do I do with these, I read about pegging these down if the plants are grown in a bed but what do I do in a basket, cut them?
Thanks from a Very novice gardener!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Emma

It's not a silly question at all. The runners from the parent plant have the potential to become new strawberry plants. So if possible try to plant it into the ground for the next few months to allow these new guys to root. Give it a good feed and you should have loads more for planting back into hanging baskets next year . Here's what I did with mine ........



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My strawberry plants gave me at a guess 5 friuts this year compared to last year. But yet I have been getting so many runners from them its crazy. I am hoping they will give me fruit next year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Thanks a million for the advise, just wondering is there any other alternatives as I don't have alot of ground space at the mo, hoping to get some new beds going in the Autumn so not sure what to do ith my poor strawberry plant till then?
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