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?
Of late I have noticed my strawberry fruits to be of poor condition. The fruit have all cracks on them.Why is that?I also noticed this year a few of the fruits to be of abnormal shape, is that okay?
Should I cut strawberry plants right back after taking off runners?
When my stawbwerry plants have finished for the season and they start to dry up & wither, is it ok to leave the pots as they are out in the open for the winter OR, do they need to be in a shed/ sheltered area? If it's the latter, when can I take them out of the shed /sheltered area for next year?
do i leave strawberry plants as they are once they have fruited and can i grow new plants from the runners for next year
I have strawberries plants which i orignally bought in hanging baskets, i moved them to half barrels and while the plants are bigger and stronger than ever, they have finished flowering and ther is no sign of any fruit, any ideas, sorry do not know their name, they are 3 years old.
I was at the Bloom festival and heard Dermot O'Neill talking about strawberries. He recommended a variety Royal Soverign - I ordered 6 plants of this over the internet and am waiting on their delivery. Now I am wondering1- is it too late to sow them ? 2 - if not, can I grow them plant them in containers as I don't have a glasshouse or suitable plot.3 - is there any specific compost for strawberries 4- how many can I grow in 18" round containers?
I want to try growing strawberries in a pot. Do they grow like peas, upright and clinging to sticks.
Strawberry leaves look like they have been shredded, torn , or "flittered"Initially I thought this might be due to severe hailstones, but now am not sure. Some leaves on rose bush affected also. Peas look to be affected also.Hailstones did lodge for some time on peas.
I have been growing strawberries for about 12 years but have moved house 2 years ago and i have had serious problems with vine weevil. The first year i noticed the weevil i hand picked all the grubs from the pots and repotted all the plants but the crop was still poor. I have tried growing them in the Poly Tunnel but the weevil still get to the plants. I have passed some plants to my neighbours and theirs have done very well. I am left with one healthy plant! Do you have any suggestions?
Would it be advisable to grow strawberries in containers to allow the runners to trail. I was recently told to use a barrel or something similiar so that the insects and slugs don't affect the crop when the runners are on the ground.Please advise Clare
Hi Gerry, I have been composting my garden waste regularly but wonder if I am using it properly. I used 6 month-old compost for young strawberries last year but with very poor results. I wonder if the compost was too strong ?. Should I mix it with soil, sand etc.. before use ?.
Hi Gerry i have 5 hanging strawberry plants in my garden my question is do i live them outside or in the garage. Thanks PAUL
I have just laid a patio and i would love to grow fruit in tubs/containers...i am thinking specifically strawberries,gooseberries,blackberries, more what I call the old fashioned fruits. Problem is i am a total novice. Am I being unrealistic as i have never done anything like this before or is it a relatively easy undertaking