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28/06/2013 at 14:52

Hi Folks

ive got a few strawberry plants which are growing really well in the greenhouse.

they are quite tall know and the strawberrys are couple are turning red.

The question is do i need to cut the branches away that have NO fruit on, or do i need to just leave them be? 

28/06/2013 at 14:55

Just leave them be if they look healthy, as the plants get older (probably next spring) start taking any brown leaves off. If your plants are well established you should be able to grow new plants from the runners they will put out this year too.

28/06/2013 at 15:00

ok leggi will do, ive got about 2 or 3 thin branches lying on the floor so ill wait before i cut them

28/06/2013 at 15:15

Sorry Nick I should have been more clear, the new plants will form on the end of the fruitless branches (runners). If you peg the end of the branch in to a small pot of compost it should root, after a while you can cut the branch in between the new plant and old when it starts turning brown. 

All of my strawberry plants were grown this way for their first fruit this year. 

 

28/06/2013 at 15:23

ok so cut any fruitless branches and pot them?

28/06/2013 at 15:31

Pot up the end of the fruitless branch (when it starts looking like a baby strawberry plant) whilst still attached to the main plant. Cut the branch when it turns brown.

28/06/2013 at 15:39

ok thank you, ill pot up this weekend then

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