Planting strawberries now
Silverlight Posts: 82
in Fruit & veg
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
I haven't planted mine yet, but I bought them last week, Charlotte.
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.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Get them in the ground they'll have plenty of time to catch up in this confusing weather.
ive planted my strawberries - baskets though...
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
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
Stupid question but what does the plastic/cardboard covers in the photos do?
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