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Planting strawberries now

I've been a bit distracted with other gardening projects. Am I too late to plant strawberries? What varieties can you recommend please? Any recommended online suppliers please? Thanks for your help


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,963

    I haven't planted mine yet, but I bought them last week, Charlotte.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Sophie17Sophie17 Posts: 342
    I always get Elsanta, dad gets Cambridge both very tasty
  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Always recommend at least 1 vesca, tint delicious fruits.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,246

    Elsanta are good, reliable, well flavoured strawbs - I've had them in several gardens. You can plant potted ones any time Silverlight. Never bought them online as most GCs and nurseries will have them, as well as the DIY stores.  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    I have elsanta in hanging baskets; I usually get a really good long season with them (they're already flowering and last year I was having to cut the flowers off in October to try and encourage them to rest ready for winter) and they have a nice taste.

    Get them in the ground they'll have plenty of time to catch up in this confusing weather.
  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    ive  planted my strawberries - baskets though...image

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403


    Hi all

    i planted a strawberry bed last week from runners I had taken from another bed last year. The plants look healthy and should give off a positive crop this year

    Apology have no name however they are big, red, juicy and taste gorge

    Happy gardening

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    hi all

    one of our members mentioned using cardboard for mulch which is a totaly acceptable idea.

    picure shows a strawberry bed i have with out any ground protectection to protect the fruit however with cardboard you can protect the fruit see  picy

    just neeting to go over and a bountiful harvest is effo on the way

    happy gardeningimageimage

  • steveb3310steveb3310 Posts: 13

    Stupid question but what does the plastic/cardboard covers in the photos do?

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    hi steve3310

    the cardboard protects the friut from being spoiled lying on the ground and actully keeps it clean for picking.

    once the fruit has fininshed the cardboard is used in my compost bays

    happy gardening

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