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Renovating my strawberry patch


 
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dormouse
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Renovating my strawberry patch Reply with quote

Hi,
My June-bearers are pretty much done now so I want to renovate the patch. I've read up on what to do and the first step is to cut the foliage right back. The problem is that there are tons of runners already and I want to take them for new stock for next year. So what to do? Can I pin down the runners into small pots and also cut back the foliage? Or should I cut back everything including the runners and hope that more runners will grow?
Thanks a lot
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont cut them back until you take the runners off, pinning them into pots is a good way to do it as long as your dont have lots to take off them, i never bother cutting the plants back until the leaves started to die back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks knoxville. I'll do that. They have lots of runners and they are really long and even have the roots bulging out so they should take easily. I'm going to try pin them down into 15 square module trays so it will be easy to cart them off when they take root.
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