Too late to make a strawberry bed?

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Too late to make a strawberry bed?
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:57 »

I was going through my strawberry bed yesterday and there were lots of runners! I only planted the bed up last autumn but and we got very few strawberries. I know it was first year but I did notice that the place where I put my bed get very little sun until about mid day. So I thought I would use some of the runners to make a new bed where I know the sun is on the ground early. So what I have done is pot up the runners into general compost and put them into a cold greenhouse so the get some roots going I was then planning on getting the area ready and planting them out. We get mild winters down here normally so I hoped the would take and grow well and maybe get a few strawberries next year and more there after. I should get a better crop from the original bed next year though... I hope  :) !

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Re: Too late to make a strawberry bed?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 13:18 »
It is an ideal time to transplant rooted strawberry runners, as the soil is still warm and damp, and they will make plenty of new roots ready for the Spring, plus a spell of cold weather should trigger bud formation
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Re: Too late to make a strawberry bed?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 13:20 »
Great I have plenty of plants to pot up so after that only the ground to prep.



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