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Strawberry bed rotation.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Strawberry bed rotation. Reply with quote

This is the year, the first bed of strawberries I planted 4 years ago, I believe need to be discarded. Each year since then I have been producing runners from 1 year old plants and have dug a new and seperate bed for these on a yearly basis, now giving me 4 beds. I believe it's not the done thing to reuse the beds again after the 4 yr old plants have been dug up and disgarded. Therefore my question is, do I just tidy it up by sowing grass or is there a vegetable that can be sown there next year which starts off the 4 yrs veg crop cycle rotation.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

potatoes would be a good crop to start off with or cabbages as these make good seed beds for the following year. You should have good healthy crops of strawberries if you have followed such a rotation and propagation
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Michaelfor your reply and help. Yep the strawberries have been pretty good and easy to manage.

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