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04/05/2014 at 20:33

Should expect to get fruit from the strawberry plants I  bought recently, or is it better to wait until next year?  Seems such a long time to wait.

04/05/2014 at 20:43

I got fruit off of my new strawberry plants last year, I didn't stop them and they are good sized plants this year and in flower already.

04/05/2014 at 20:46

Mine fruited happily in year 1 ... By year 3 it is time to start thinking about new ones - hope you get a great harvest this year

04/05/2014 at 21:06

I go with it then, mine are also starting to bud and look healthy plants so seems a shame to nip off the forming flowers.  Thanks.

04/05/2014 at 21:27

As they are at their best for only 3/4 years it is a pity to miss out on year 1. The crop will be small but tasty.

07/05/2014 at 10:11

 Maria de Bois planted Feb.Eaten this morning.

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07/05/2014 at 17:55

I'm growing my 2 plants in a fairly large pot.  How often & how soon should I start feeding?  I have a couple of small fruits formed.  Many thanks for any help.

07/05/2014 at 18:23

My strawberry bed was made up off runners from my original strawberry plants and they flowered and fruited (is that a word?) the same year. Just one question when its time to replace can I put strawberries back in same space?


31/05/2014 at 09:23

Everos & Sunnysarah,  

I've been looking online for info on Strawberry growing, this is one source  -  hope its useful . . . .  in the absence of any replies from 'seasonsed strawberry growers'.

31/05/2014 at 09:31

I use a tomato feed for my strawbs. I use it whenever I water them as they're in a big pot -  more diluted than normal. Once the fruits are forming I stop using it.  You can use slow release food if they're in a pot though. I'd replenish the soil with fresh compost and some FB and B, sarah but as far as I know, you can replant strawbs in the same place.

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