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How to care strawberry plant in winter? sualeha, Ennis, Co Clare Posted: 13/10/2016

Outdoors keep it free of weeds.

In a pot, keep it watered.

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what to do with Strawberry plants

Never one to put down a healthy plant I willing took some strawberry plants from my friend. He grew them from runners. Its September!! what can I do with them? Will they survive, will they grow, is there any chance of getting fruit from them and if so how should I plant? I don't have a greenhouse or a large home to keep them inside...any suggestions please? flowerhill, slgorey@yahoo.ie, Co Wexford Posted: 07/09/2016

September is a perfect month to plant in good soil in a sunny spot.

Water after planting and one week later. Plant in rows about 40cm between plants.

You will get some fruit next summer and more as the plants grow



I have strawberry plants in the tunnel (2nd year). they have been out over winter, will they fruit this year? and when will i start to feet them. can these plants be sown outside and what time of year? can outdoor strawberries be mulched with well rotted farmyard manure? kathleens, thurles, Co Tipperary Posted: 10/03/2013

Strawberry plants are normally only forced once in a greenhouse, as it tends to greatly weaken the plants and they do not fruit as well second time round, but you could try them seeing as they are in pots and have been put outside for a cold period in winter. Feed every 3 weeks with a standard dilute liquid feed.

Forced plants are usually discarded but can be planted out in the open ground and might recover reasonably well.

Farmyard manure is too rich for strawberries and encourages fruit rot, also you don't want fruit lying on manure, however well rotted.


Strawberry straw mulching

Strawberries growing in ground since last year. If I cover them in straw now (march) will that help to keep the slugs away as well as protecting them from soil damage. Do have to use something for the slugs also. I have eggshells kept all winter and was going to use these with my brassicas. Tiger, Glounthaune, Co Cork Posted: 16/03/2012


Mulching strawberries with straw tends to increase fruit rot and slug damage. It does help to keep the berries off the soil but this only spoils an occasional berry,

If you want to keep the berries off the soil, you could apply strawas the flower trusses begin to expand and this will lessen slug damage and rot, but these will still be favoured by the damp under the straw.

Straw mulching is not much used.


Strawberries not successful in growing bags

I bought some strawberries last year at the garden centre and two growing bags. We didn't get much fruit and i was wondering if I can put them in containers this year to increase the yield. I left them hanging outside over winter and most of them seem to have survived. What size containers should i use. I only have about 10 plants. Margaret MMA, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 12/02/2012


Leave the strawberry plants in the bags. Begin liquid feeding at the end of this month with any general plant food and feed every two weeks, Water just enough to keep them nicely moist with drainage from the bags.

Check for the presence of greenflies now on the leaves and especially the young leaves in coming weeks and control if necessary. Place the bags on the ground in a warm sunny spot.


Strawberry Propagation

Planting some strawberry runners this spring, I have read its better to remove the flowers this year in order to get better yield next year,is this a good pratice?also can runners be propagated from newly planted strawberries this year? and finally is it necessary to prune this years runners in August if flowers were removed for better crop next year. nephin, Ballyvary, Co Mayo Posted: 20/01/2012


Plant strawberry runners right away if the soil conditions are good. They can be planted from August onwards.

Don't bother taking off the flower trusses ...take whatever fruit you can get.

In a home garden size of yield is a secondary issue.

If the young plants are strong enough, they might produce a few runners and these can be rooted if preferred.

Unwanted runners should be cut away from June.


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