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02/06/2012 at 17:57

I know this is probably a very basic question, but I have never tried growing strawberries before. The plants I put in have flowered nicely and I have baby strawberries growing well. There are also what I assume must be what are called runners sprouting. What is it best to do with the runners?

02/06/2012 at 18:01

You can pin them down to the ground so that they root, when you can separate them from the parent plant - you then will have baby plants for next year.

However, if this is your strawberries' first year, many remove the runners so that the plant doesn't spend energy on them - it'll produce more next year.

02/06/2012 at 18:17

thats helpful as I am growing them for the first time too.

10/06/2012 at 19:49

Silly question..... but what is a runner? 

10/06/2012 at 20:04

A runner is something the plant sends out around fruiting time- they are shoots that run along the ground with small plantlets at intervals-this explains

02/02/2013 at 13:01

I made a video on this

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