Hi Guys,

Hope you all enjoyed the 2012 gardening year (bit to wet I think). Hopefully 2013 is better gardening year!

I collected the runners of my strawberry plants last Autumn and they are now in pots in my small coldframe, i'm aiming to put them in the ground on the next dry day. If I do so will they produce any fruit in the Spring/Summer?!

Any answer or suggestion will be much appreciated!


  • They have a 3 year cycle,so they wont fruit very well the first but 2nd year is when they fruit the best ,the 3rd they are spent,and so it starts again.image

  • paull2paull2 Posts: 93

    I grew a hanging variety from seed last summer, and the plants grew and fruited quite well considering. I'm not sure how best to look after them in Spring. Do I break them up from the baskets and 'repot' in fresh compost or perhaps leave them in peace and ( liquid) feed them well when they flower?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,499

    Paul2, you could do that but the easiest thing to do with baskets is to use slow release fertilser 'plugs' which you just push into the compost.  T&M have a video to show you what I mean:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • paull2paull2 Posts: 93

    Many thanks Bob.

  • LalatLalat Posts: 29

    Thanks 'flowering rose', 'paull2' and 'Bob TheGardener' much appreciated!

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