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Strawberry propagation

Hi all. I have managed to grow a number of new strawberry plants from runners. I am wondering where I should store the pots of the new plants over winter. Would I leave them out or put them in a cold frame. Also should I water them or feed them over winter. Thanks for your help. 

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  • If your runners are now well rooted, they will be hardy enough to withstand  the average winter and if they are in a decent compost/soil mix, they should not require feeding.
    If you prefer to keep them in a Cold frame, you may need to check whether or not they require the occasional watering.  

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,753
    edited September 2021
    They need nothing. A cold frame is fine - with the lid open, but really isn't necessary. 
    No food needed until you're ready for growing them on in spring, in bigger pots or in the ground. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,250
    Like @Fairygirl said, hard as nails. I'd leave them out and forget about them for the winter ;) 
    East Lancs
  • Thanks for all your advice. Easy peasy then 😊
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,753
    Among the easiest to do @Pam100  :)

    The runners will replace your older plants too. They become less productive over time.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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