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The Irish Strawberry -- How to grow strawberries in Ireland.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Wow Reply with quote

inishindie wrote:


OK, I've cheated. The flowers are mine but the strawberries are from a punnet I have just bought from the shop.......I can dream.....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you grow strawberry plants in pots?
or hanging baskets?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question will picking the first flowers off the plants encourage them to grow more before concentrating all of their energies on fruiting, thus hopefully giving a larger crop & healthier plants in the long run?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mojorex wrote:
can you grow strawberry plants in pots?
or hanging baskets?
Yes, but after fruiting plant the plants into the garden to build up again, then in autumn repot into pots and grow in a cold greenhouse for an early-ish crop.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quick question will picking the first flowers off the plants encourage them to grow more before concentrating all of their energies on fruiting, thus hopefully giving a larger crop & healthier plants in the long run?

yes, but not nescesarily bigger fruit, but possibly more of them as you are building a strong plant, you will also crop later. Experiment with say 50% of your plants. Early croppers would probably be best.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am on my third year of pots and the plants are flowering nicely.
Crop was fairly big last year and then I let them have runners. Doubled my plants and they are all looking good.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am growing Peas at the moment and they are very good. They have strawberry plants in Lidl this week and im wondering would I be worth my while buying them?? They are only €1.29??
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keano97 wrote:
They have strawberry plants in Lidl this week and im wondering would I be worth my while buying them?? They are only €1.29??

It's not a bad price, but I'd try and get named varieties so you can stretch the season by getting a mix of earlies, mid and lates. Aldi had them last week - six packs for a fiver - two early, two mid, two late from what I saw. They might still have them.

Speaking of which, anyone have any idea's where I might get early strawberries such as mae or christine. I've Mid and Lates purchased from Future Forests, but I'd like to get hold of some earlies (enough for a couple of hanging baskets in the poly, and for a growbag for my Strawberry "table") in the Dublin/ Wicklow area - I've tried the DIY stores with no joy (but I guess we're only coming into the time for potted runners).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macy wrote:
keano97 wrote:
They have strawberry plants in Lidl this week and im wondering would I be worth my while buying them?? They are only €1.29??

It's not a bad price, but I'd try and get named varieties so you can stretch the season by getting a mix of earlies, mid and lates. Aldi had them last week - six packs for a fiver - two early, two mid, two late from what I saw. They might still have them.

Speaking of which, anyone have any idea's where I might get early strawberries such as mae or christine. I've Mid and Lates purchased from Future Forests, but I'd like to get hold of some earlies (enough for a couple of hanging baskets in the poly, and for a growbag for my Strawberry "table") in the Dublin/ Wicklow area - I've tried the DIY stores with no joy (but I guess we're only coming into the time for potted runners).


Pretty sure the ones in aldi had christine, there are still plenty of plants in the ennis store so maybe your local store has them too?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of my strawberries have stopped fruiting now. Since they were only planted this year, I've been cutting back the huge amount of runners as soon as I spot them. I want to encourage a strong plant for next year. I read on the web that you should trim the leaves back to within an inch off the ground right now. Anyone else do this?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've chopped back the leaves on half the plants and there are new ones starting to form already. Supposed to help feed the crown to provide a stronger plant next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody have any handy tips on how to stop the strawberry clusters on my plants drooping on to the soil as those strawberries that were in contact with the soil just rotted. I planted them last year, got my first crop this year and they were delicious!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way i've always known is to put straw underneath the plants for the fruit to rest on off the ground.

Though i did read here yesterday, Michael was saying to someone on a similar topic for another fruit/veg, that the straw can attract pests and he advised using an upturned plate for that particular veg...probably not applicable here though, unless you've a LOT of unused plates!!
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