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Mr Titchmarshes strawberry roots

now then, I planted three strawberry roots about a month ago and so far Zilch, nothing, nowt!! They are in a raised bed with really good soil, they have been watered , fed , talked to, been given motivational speeches, but still they refuse to budge. Loath as I am to admit it, I'm obviously doing something wrong. At this rate I'll be off to the green grocers come Wimbledon. Any advice chaps and chapesses? 

Last edited: 13 May 2016 22:11:12


  • ThejazzThejazz Posts: 20

    They're still lying there doing absolutely nothing. I think I've bought teenage plants. Never mind patience it is then. Off to M&S to put my cream order in. 

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    Hi thejazz

    if your strawbs don't show try to get a friend with strong plants to take off some runners once theirs has fruited.

    from there you will have actual rooted strawb plants in pots to plant out for next year.

    never did trust those scrawny roots you get either posted or bought in a shop that has no idea how to keep them

    Good luck with what you have and enjoy the tennis

    happy gardening

  • tigerburnietigerburnie Posts: 75

    Strawbs are a bit of a long term thing, you won't get much the first year, then you take off runners in future years for when you have to move them to prevent disease problems. I bought 6 potted plants 12 years ago, and I'm still getting continuous fruits from their prodigy. Plan for succession to prevent a gap.

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