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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Strawberry runners. Reply with quote

I was weeding among my strawberry plants today, and found things that looked a bit like strawberry plans but also a bit like weeds I have seen before. The plants only went in last August so wasn't expecting runners yet. Are they in fact weeds? They have a hard root if this helps tell you anything.

Thanks in advance for any help. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi can you see any conection to the parent plant as runners should be conected
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't see any but as I've never grown them before I wasn't sure runners were above or below ground?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, runners do go overground. I use a small pot filled with potting mixture and lightly push the small plant at the end of the runner in. You want the plant to set roots. As soon as you see roots appearing (two weeks should do it) you can cut off the runner and you got yourself another strawberry plant Smile
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