strawberry-runners

I am not able to peg down my strawberry runners, what is the best way of transplanting these.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,473

    Fill small pots with compost and peg the nodes (ie the bits with leaves) of the runners down into the pots.  Leave the runners attached to the mother plant until they have rooted well into the small pots (you should see roots coming through the holes at the bottom.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob

    I am unable to use that method as my strawberry pants are in a tower and do not reach the ground, I was wondering if I can cut the runners off and then plant them in Pots?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,473

    That won't normally work MadBartman - runners will die if detached from the mother plant before they have developed their own roots.  Is there any way you could build something to raise small pots up to the same level as the plants?  Even using duct tape to attach the pots to the side of the tower might work.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • will have a go at that method Bob Cheers

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    You could try sandwich bags with soil in then, attach the runners to the top of the bag and seal them with elastic bands.

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    Or stack bricks and put the pot with soil in on top and peg the plants down in the pot.

  • CAN I DETATCH THE RUNNERS FROM THE MOTHER PLANT THEM. IN A PROPEGATOR USING ROOTING POWDER mick 48

     

  • Have they rooted?

  • BoaterBoater Posts: 241

    Pretty sure they need to be attached to the mother plant until they have rooted, they seem to drink quite a lot of water and I don't think they would last out long enough to root. Once they have rooted they seem pretty tolerant of being potted and moved around.

    If you cut a couple off, the mother plant will put out some new ones so you could try a couple and see if it works without risking losing the whole lot.

  • Cheers for all replies going to try half dozen in a 50/50 mix of sand & compost let u know how I get on

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