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No Strawvberries this year

Susan 17Susan 17 Posts: 95

I have a strawberry planter that I planted with last years runners, plenty green leaves and looks very healthy but has not had any fruit.   Should I expect it in the first year? 



  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,253


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I wouldn't expect a crop on first year runners.  You will get a good crop of fruit next year though, as you have healthy growth of leaves.image

  • Susan 17Susan 17 Posts: 95

    Thanks forester I Was going to compost them


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Agree - if runners have good roots and are planted before about September then they will usually give a small crop following June but if planted much later you usually need to wait a year.

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