Hi this year I'm hoping to grow my first ever strawberry plants. Is it better getting them as plugs or seed. I have a small 2metre polytunnel to grow them in. Where do you usually get your seed or plugs from?
I bought bare rooted plants last spring and planted them far too close because I only set aside about 3m x 1m in a net tunnel, I cut the flowers and runners off as they grew and hope that this summer I will have a bumper crop, fingers crossed!
How long does it usually take from seed to see something happening ?
oh good that's what I did and they are indoors in a propogater on my windowsill. In pound land they have strawberry plants that look like dead sticks what are these called and do you think they would be worth a try ??
I buy little plants in pots from the garden centre. Haven't found them sold bare root here in France.
I think I may try the elsanta (bare root) variety in the GW offers section. 30 for a tenner for two years crop can't be bad I guess. I thinking I could get runners from them and also have more to put in raised planters. Wish me luck I probably need it also thank you all for your input
Ok never really took notice of names of varietys before until recently, what would you recommend?
Cambridge Favourite has a good flavour and fruits mid-season. I've found 'Alice' to fruit well and have a good flavour, it's a bit later than Cambridge Favourite so would extend the season.
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