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strawberry plant


By Kzzzzh

United Kingdom Gb

hope you all don't think i am cheeky, i only joined a couple of hours ago but i have soj many questions, i love gardening but don't have complete sucess, my next question is....i planted strawberries last year in the traditional pots and although they grew well got very little fruit off them, do i take them out and start again or what.



Did you buy the strawberry plants as young plants last year? If so don't give up on them, they bear more fruit in the second year. How do the plants look? Do they have fresh new leaves? I left my last year plants out all Winter, and still they are coming on a treat.

And by the way ask as many questions as you like, I only joined a few days ago and I have found everyone here very helpful and friendly.

21 Apr, 2009


thanks for your replies, yes they do have fresh leaves and look quite healthy, i wasn't sure whether they were one year wonders, its amazing how much i thought i knew and realised i didn't!

22 Apr, 2009


Hi Kzzzzh! Welcome to goy! All gardeners are always learning, that's the beauty of it! Gardening is about learning!

22 Apr, 2009


Your very welcome, and welcome to the GOY family.

Right back to your strawberry plants. That's good news. You can cut off the older leaves if they look a bit on the old side, but only do this when you can see fresh new leaves coming, and then only if they look as if they need to be taken off. I hope I've been helpful.

22 Apr, 2009


yes very helpful thanks

22 Apr, 2009


You're welcome Kzzzzh, always happy to help if I can, good luck with Strawberries, let us know how they are coming on.

22 Apr, 2009


hi kzzz.
well the first year they mature , you only get a few fruits, look at the plant see howmany buds there are the more the better, this year when the runners start to grow peg them in small pots and later in the year put them on the ground .

23 Apr, 2009


hi thats great thanks, i will have a go at pegging them and hopefully will be able to rival tesco's stock! x x

23 Apr, 2009

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