New boy-strawb question-go easy on me

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New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« on: July 02, 2007, 23:17 »
Hello all, I have just planted some 99p strawbs in growbags and a planter, am i right in thinking that I wil get no fruit off of these this year? what do you do to them during the winter? cover,put inside or just leave them out?
This is my first year with a garden big enough to grow anything more than grass.
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New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 07:49 »
I planted strawbs last year and still got fruit off them but it was a bit earlier than now.  Ditto to the new ones this year so it might go either way I guess (I'm no expert on growing them only on the eating of them!).  I would be inclined to bring them indoors if they are in bags and planters through the winter as they'd be at more risk from the frost etc over the winter.  I leave mine though coz they're planted in the ground.
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New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 09:31 »
Where are you based please ssray?  Can you add info to your profile?

No-one can give accurate advice unless they know where you are (approx).

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New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 16:20 »
Sorry WG, now you know where i live? cup of tea?

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 17:33 »
Normally you would plant staws. out in oct./nov. I use the runners that have rooted from the parent plants. And dispence with the parent plants.
And start off in a new site each year.
You can get some varieties that fruit late, sep. time. If yours are those you may get something. Ive never took straws. in during the winter.
I think you'd do them more harm than good.
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Re: New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 15:17 »
I know this is an old post but i thought i'd as my question on the back of this.

We've just got a hanging basket of strawberries. They are currently hung up in the Polly tunnel.

Question 1: Are they ok to stay in the tunnel during the summer?

Question 2: Do I need to keep watering them through winter?

Thank Ches
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Re: New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 16:41 »
Try to keep temperatures from drying plants out in summer (ventilation) obviously keep them watered in summer.

In winter they survive well outside with leaves dying back and the plants becoming dormant. Where ever you grow them remove dead leaves or they will rot and may cause damage to the plants root.

Water in winter? They don't want to dry out altogether but nor do they need to be too wet or "Gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) on strawberries (Fragaria) Gray mold of strawberries is caused by a fungus, Botrytis cinerea, which infects both the flowers and fruits. Because of this, Botrytis can greatly reduce fruit yields and is considered one of the most damaging diseases of strawberry."

So don't let them get too damp - I really think they are better /easer in the open.
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Re: New boy-strawb question-go easy on me
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 19:58 »
Once fruited Id lift them out of the tunnel & put outside, they need a time of winter cold to enable them to continue to fruit next year, take back in in January/February
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