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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Transplanting strawberries Reply with quote

I am looking at transferring strawberry plants from where they are at the moment. They are this years plants that grew from seed. When is the best time to move them?

What is the best position to have them in? I have a south facing wall I could plant them in front of. I am concerned about frost doing harm over the winter. I have heard about covering them with a frost fleece, is this necessary.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's everyone gone, was looking forward to an answer to the above post as I read the post after moving a few plants myself yesterday, ( u know the way, break it first then read the instructions Laughing )
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh AJ, you've gone and done it now!

Seriously, I don't know the answer to your question. On instinct I personally would prefer to move them in the Spring.

When we were young we used to cover our strawberry plants with straw in the winter.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a quick answer to "Where's everyone gone?"......... into the garden, I suspect ! With this glorious weather there is so much work to catch up on. When the weather breaks, the posts will come flooding in no doubt!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Oh AJ, you've gone and done it now!

Seriously, I don't know the answer to your question. On instinct I personally would prefer to move them in the Spring.

When we were young we used to cover our strawberry plants with straw in the winter.



Trust me when I say, it would be the first time I cocked things up. In my defense I lifted them carefully, gave the planting hole a little bit of compost , and gave them a good old foliar feed to get them a little tipsy so they wouldn't go into shock Laughing . Only moved a couple so have some in reserve for next year.

Interestingly enough they started to fruit in july and are still doing so.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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a quick answer to "Where's everyone gone?"......... into the garden, I suspect ! With this glorious weather there is so much work to catch up on. When the weather breaks, the posts will come flooding in no doubt!



Should have thought of that myself Laughing

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