Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:24
My strawberriies have been out in all weathers at the allotment and whilst ive not had a bumper crop the ones i did pick were gorgeous , so much nicer than shop bought. I also have somr in baskeys against a west facing wall at home and they have been just as good. I guess its what suits you best. Raspberries are ripening now and think i may have eaten too many of them.
We had a load of rain last 2 years and it's done my strawberries no favours, they are all in the compost, bar a few in hanging baskets. I'm going to buy new next year and perhaps put a few in the GH just to force them on a wee bit.
I used to work in Denmark, picking strawbs for a couple of seasons, those plants were out all weathers, I also worked in the bulb factories/glass houses in Holland, between the Hague and Amsterdam, that area. I never once so any strawberry greenhouses.
I tend to agree with what you say, Maud is in the garden, they're better outside, after all they're super hardy and seem to like to be hardened up.
Anyone know what strawbs take from the soil or put back, is the soil any good for anything else except the compost bin?