Posted: 17/09/2012 at 16:38
Mine are totally out of step too- tyring to fruit now with no real hope at this time of year.
With yours, depending whereabouts in UK you are, I'd be inclined to put the pots into the coldframe for the time being- you may get some acceptable fruit, but time is running out this season.You could also plant out into soil now & they would cope over winter with no or minimal protection.
Anything in pots, even in a coldframe, would be better in the cold weather if the pots are insulated- bubblewrap fine. This will protect the roots from freezing.
Yes they will need some watering over the winter, not too much, nor too often & removal of any obviously dead/dying foliage to prevent the spread of mould to healthy foliage.
Next Spring you can gradually get the plants used to being out of the coldframe before either planting them out in the ground or repotting in fresh compost ready for the season next year. J.