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    Default Strawberries after potatoes?

    I grew a few strawberries this year in pots and I now need to plant them out to make watering easier. The only bed I have free is the one I've just lifted potatoes from.

    Does anyone know if I can safely plant strawberries after potatoes, and if so, what should I add to the soil before I plant them out?

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    No reason why not, just add some general fertiliser

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    Your Straws will be fine, just bear in mind thet they'll probably occupy the space for the next three years. A little compost/well rotted manure might be worthwhile but probably not essential.

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    After potatoes I would add plenty of rotted manure to beef up the soil. Also bear in mind that you will get the odd rogue potato plant appearing in the strawberry bed over the next year.

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    Thanks folks, I've added manure and also some fertiliser so hopefully they'll get enough to growm me lots and lots of yummy strawberries next year!

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    I'm bringing this back up because I have the same question, only I have read that Terry Walton, he of R2 fame, advises whatever you do, don't plant strawberries after potatoes.
    Which is annoying as I was planning to do that and it's the only bed available.
    Has anyone done this and how did it turn out please?

    I harvested all the potatoes about a month ago, so I'm hoping it will have given it a bit of a break.
    "Orinoco was a fat lazy Womble"

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    Don't grow strawberies after potatoes, as they are all prone to the disease verticillium wilt.

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    Found this link for you. Royal Horticultural Society | Advice Search | Verticillium wilt However, if your potatoes showed no sign of this disease then there is no reason why you shouldn't plant strawberries.

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