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24/11/2011 at 15:27
I'm new to both the website and the world of gardening so any advice would be really helpful.
24/11/2011 at 15:27
I'm planting stawberries in hanging baskets for a balcony (first floor in a high rise flat. Will I be able to use the plants next year.?
24/11/2011 at 15:27
I'm new on here and new to gardening. I find site very informative. Great!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
I have had a lot of success making new plants. Now I need to be able to take care of them.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
I am new to Gardeners world and not very green fingered yet! My five year old daughters love of gardening has spurred me on and this site is perfect!
24/11/2011 at 15:29
The only problem I have is that I grow mine in a strawberry pot and hanging baskets which are not close to a surface to stand the new pots on. Will have to tie the pots onto the hanging baskets to support them but a bit trickier with the stawberry planter as can't easily attach and can't find a tall enough pot to stand them on.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I found this explanation clear and as easy to follow as I usually find the explanations on this site.
04/05/2012 at 21:03

Some of my strawberries already have flowers, although they are small and not long in the ground. Should I remove flowers and let them grow a bit more first?

04/05/2012 at 21:51
Strawberries grow for fun in my garden, in beds,pots and forced in the GH for an early crop.

Last year I sowed some alpine strawberries which don't produce runners so are better behaved and don't over flow into other beds.I'm hoping for a perpetual crop through the summer, some of the plants are already flowering. I've also white strawberries and pineberry seeds to sow this year, can't wait to try them.
04/05/2012 at 21:58

Must admit, it's mainly a bit of trial and error as I don't know what kind of plants I have as a kindly neighbour at the allotment shared her runners with us.  We just planted them and hope for the best.  Some are under a cloche, some in the ground and others in a strawberry planter, so we will see what happens!

04/05/2012 at 22:01

AllotmentMax. Leave the flowers, they eventually produce the fruit. Unlike some plants, dead heading strawberry plants (ie..picking off the flowers) doesn't necessarily make them produce more flowers. You may end up with a plant of just leaves and runners with no flowers and fruit. 

04/05/2012 at 22:19

AllotmentMax. I don't know which variety my original strawberry plants were, they too were given and back then, before the age of internet chat,  I had no idea what to do with them and so they were planted under a conifer tree. They grew for Britain and I had a bowl full fruit every morning once they came into harvest. I'm confident you'll get a good result trying different methods.  

04/05/2012 at 23:05
Thanks for the tip. Will let them do their stuff naturally and see what I get. Half the fun is the waiting to see what happens! Will be great to eat home grown strawberries. I remember my nan always grew loads way back when I was little. She would have been proud of my 'slightly' green fingers!!!
24/07/2012 at 14:26
I've read that you shouldn't raise new plants from strawberry runners because this risks propagating viruses ... Is this right, or does it only become a problem after a few years?
24/07/2012 at 14:33

If you plants are healthy- the runners will be healthy- there was a recent post from someone who was still  propagating from plants bought 40 years ago

02/02/2013 at 13:00
I found a video on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3cEljuKJ64
09/06/2013 at 11:02
The ground is quite dry, should I water my strawberries before I put straw down
09/06/2013 at 14:06

You've got to water your strawberries regardless of whether the straw is there or not. Otherwise your fruit won't swell, so yes, water and continue to water.

09/06/2013 at 16:26

Any fruiting plant requires a steady supply of water after pollination. This rule applies to veg  as well if you want better, healthier and longer lived crops.

25/06/2013 at 12:12
Thanks for this. I will be doing this today. I have a medium sized strawberry bed from plants my mum did last year from the runners so this is a great 'how-to' for me...
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