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Strawberry runner care

What with daily trips to the hospital last year, we took our eyes off the strawberries and dogs/chick/birds got the lot.
I did manage to take cuttings, but decided on some new stock as well.
Bought 15 new bare root runners. Have planted 5 per 16" hanging basket (reach those, you b spaniels and chicks).
They are residing in an unheated greenhouse (the strawbs, not the spaniels or chicks).
The cuttings have been kept outside. 
How long should I keep the new runners in the greenhouse, please?
I am aiming for about 40 plants.
Oh, and strawberries....
Beautiful North Wales - hiraeth


  • You can keep the strawbs in the GH until you see that they have taken.  Hardy plants so don't require cosseting as such.
    Once you are sure they are viable you can either move to a cold frame or sheltered spot outside.
    You should then be able to plant them in your chosen location come March.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,942
    I wouldn't have had them inside at all. Perfectly hardy. All my runners stay outside regardless of size, and weather conditions  :)
    They'd only have needed to be inside if you wanted early flowering/fruiting, or if they'd come from parent plants which had been kept undercover.
    If so, they'd only need a few days of hardening off.  :)
    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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