strawberry runners

I know this is probably a very basic question, but I have never tried growing strawberries before. The plants I put in have flowered nicely and I have baby strawberries growing well. There are also what I assume must be what are called runners sprouting. What is it best to do with the runners?

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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    You can pin them down to the ground so that they root, when you can separate them from the parent plant - you then will have baby plants for next year.

    However, if this is your strawberries' first year, many remove the runners so that the plant doesn't spend energy on them - it'll produce more next year.

  • summerpotssummerpots Posts: 51

    thats helpful as I am growing them for the first time too.

  • Amy  SmithAmy Smith Posts: 21

    Silly question..... but what is a runner? 

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    A runner is something the plant sends out around fruiting time- they are shoots that run along the ground with small plantlets at intervals-this explains

    http://www.gardenhive.com/fruit/strawberries/grow/runners/

  • I made a video on this

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