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I have taken some new plants from runners. What do I need to do with the mother plant? Do I trim the leaves off? Thanks.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,356

    if the mother plant is less than 3 years old , I'd give it a bit of a feed, If older, I'd ditch it.

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,520

    I do trim off all the tatty leaves, I don't feed until I repot in Spring and they show signs of new growth. I do grow mine inside only though, bringing them into the GH soon. Just keep damp, not much water.

    Dump the plant after its third year of producing.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thank you.

     

  • Can I plant strawberries now or wait till the spring?

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