Damian Kelly asked 15 years ago

How many times do strawberries produce fruit in the year in a polytunnel,when is the right to cut them back.also is it advisable to put plastic around them or straw. also what manure is required?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Strawberries crop once in early summer in a tunnel and the fruited plants are usually disposed off after cropping. If the plants are kept, they are tidied up and stood outside the tunnel in pots or grow bags and allowed winter cold before being put back in for forcing in January.

Commerically, strawberries can be planted through polythene but this is not necessary on a domestic scale. Strawberries are best not fed with manure, but can be given some liquid feeding in pots in early spring to boost early growth.