I have 3 varieties of strawberry in my polytunnel, Marshmarvel, marshmello and malwina. The Malwina seeds have started to germinate, so instead of ripening fruit I have a mass of mini plants growing. What is the cause of this, does it mean that variety is not suited to growing in a polytunnel?
I've just started my strawberry seeds and I'm reading up from what I can gather they don't fruit in the first year so maybe it's something to do with that ? I'm very new at this so could be wrong
Aldi getting some in 6 for £2 .
Strawberries grown from seed will almost certainly not fruit in the first year - growing them from seed is a slow process and in year 2 they will be about as large as those bought as bare-root runners. Strawberries bought as bare root runners and planted in Autumn might, if they are good-sized roots and those supplied in pots will almost definitely fruit in their first year.
Hello , last year was given some plants , can't believe how many runners there are and the number of plants
any advise about and when to replant thses runners in another bed ?
GWRS - If the runners have rooted in the soil they can be severed from the parent plant and planted in their new home. I would do it anytime now (as long as the ground is not frosted) and just keep an eye on them.
I did mine about 2 weeks ago & they are doing fine - I have just had to give them an occasional watering as we have had no useful rain for nearly a month now and the beds are really getting quite dry. Oh the joys of gardening in the near desert of the Suffolk / Essex area - watering in March - I ask you!