How to plant up a new strawberry patch

Enjoy bountiful harvests of sweet strawberries by planting up a strawberry patch – Monty Don shows you how.

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In this Gardeners’ World programme clip, Monty Don shows you how to transplant young strawberry plants grown from runners, to create a new strawberry patch. Strawberry plants need replacing every few years to ensure continued good harvests, and growing from runners gives you new plants for free. Using the variety ‘Gariguette’, Monty shows you how far apart to space the rooted runners so they develop into strong healthy plants that will give abundant crops over the coming years.