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I started with one strawberry plant a few years ago and have been taking new plants from the mother plant. The 'mother' continues to be very healthy and I keep her in the greenhouse for an early crop. She is flowering well already but the leaves are plentiful and lush and are covering many of the flowers. I have not removed healthy leaves before but should I do this and how many? I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks.
I've done this in the past so that flowers and fruits get more light Lynne. Doesn't seem to cause a problem.
Though you should factor in the reason plants have leaves. Some gardeners cannot leave well alone and want to 'tidy' plants up. Why?
Thanks Fairy Girl, I will remove a few leaves then. It was my instinct so I will give it a go.