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    Default How often to water strawberry plants?

    I've just got myself two strawberry plants from Homebase. They are about 7 or 8 inches tall, and look fairly healthy.

    I'm going to put them in my mini greenhouse until they are ready to go in my containers.

    How often should I be watering them?

    Do you think they are ready to go straight into the wall containers now?

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    Water them when they are dry and you can plant them into your outside containers now as strawberries are very hardy.
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    I'd plant them out now into your containers. As Eco-chic says, strawbs are very hardy. As regards watering, keep the soil / compost damp and they will love you, but they are quick to revive themselves if you let them get a bit too dry.
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    Don't whatever you do, over feed then. I did that last year and got lush foliage but no fruit!

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    I have them in big pots and give them a good soak once a week (feed when the flowers start, every fortnight) and if the sun is out I water them.
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    Following on from what Rogersse said:

    The first watering I give them has Nitrogen to get some leaves going, and from then on I alternate with water & water/tomato feed. I got a good crop last year from my 2 year old plants until the rain started!!
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    It's been raining pretty heavily here in the west midlands over the last few days and i've only just planted some strawberrys plants in a strawberry basket, i'd hope that cause they are in a basket that excess water will run out- but i am concerned about the soil becoming water logged and affecting my plants.

    Will they be ok in heavy rain or should i do something to stop the strawberry basket becoming water logged?

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    They dont like being water logged, it can lead to rotting

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